May 20th, 2011 – Avian Friday: Scrub Jay

Every now and then I like to experiment with tone-mapping some of my bird imagery. Not all of these types of image lend themselves to HDR processing and I have a tendency to try to keep it more on the realistic side. I went through my normal workflow in Photoshop with selective exposure, curves adjustments, localized sharpening and noise reduction. I then imported to Photomatix and tone-mapped the image twice and added the final touch with the Daily Multi-Vitamins A2 filter in onOne Phototools.

View of a Scrub Jay near Montlake Fill. Seattle, Washington


Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF-500/f4 IS , 500mm, f/5.6, 1/320th Sec, ISO 500, Hand-held. Post processing -Singe Exposure HDR, Photomatix Pro, Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, onOne PhotoTools.


To see a larger version please click on the images.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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