April 1st, 2011 – Avian Friday: Cinnamon Teal
This weeks avian image is the Cinnamon Teal. I pulled this one from the archives as I was looking for some candidates to try the single image HDR tone-mapping on. It’s quite a heavy crop of the original, but I wanted to emphasize on a couple of the significant features of this elegant duck; the color of the eye and the texture and color of the plumage. I actually tone-mapped this one twice with the saturation and luminosity settings lessened on the second go round.
View of a Male Cinnamon Teal. Seattle, Washington
Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF-500/f4 IS + 1.4X Extender , 700mm, f/9, 1/320 Sec, ISO 250, Hand-held. Post processing -,Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5.
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