- July 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm #144026
Taken whilst trying out a new lens.
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4 D IF-ED + TC14E II
f/5.6 | 1/2000s | 800 ISO | Handheld
Large version: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/4077181/
- July 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm #144082
- July 22, 2014 at 12:11 am #144090
- July 22, 2014 at 4:13 am #144113StewartParticipant
Possibly.. good content and comp but the colour is off and it lacks punch.
Do you have photoshop Tobz?
- July 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm #144142
I do @redman but please expand – what colour is off? These are not colourful birds at all, unless the sun hits them at exactly the right angle.
Here’s a version that I’ve tweaked a tad for another purpose (large version: http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=143134&d=1406045249):
- July 23, 2014 at 5:14 am #144219StewartParticipant
Cool, lets run through a basic non destructive edit. (you can reselect our layered adjustments and tweek it to suit you later on)
Open image, name & save to desktop as a new file (so you can keep original safe)
Main menu/Image: Auto tone (this will improve the white balance and we will tweek it next for some pop)
Main menu/Filter: Reduce Noise – set: Basic/Default – apply (this will smooth it out)
Main menu/Filter: Noise: Add noise – set: 0.1, Gaussian, tick monochromatic – apply (this will prevent banding when image is saved)
Main menu/Layer: New adjustment layer: Hue/Saturation – set:-
– Master channel: Hue -1, Saturation +15, Lightness +5
– Yellow channel: Hue 0, Saturation +40, Lightness +5
– Magenta channel: Hue 0, Saturation -50, Lightness -25
(Leave all the other channels as is at default)
Main menu/Layer: New Adjustment layer: Levels – set:-
– Histogram boxs Darks 2, Mids 1.05, Lights 250
– Output Levels Darks 5, lights 250
Thats it. You can now double click on the Adjustment layers now and tweek the settings to suit your own taste.
Once your happy with your final result, go to
Main menu: Layers: Flatten Image
Save it and your done.
Post your final edit so we can have a squizz at what you come up with.
- July 28, 2014 at 10:57 am #144691AshParticipant
….or load it into Lightroom (if available) and use the “punch preset” and then adjust according to taste.
Nice capture..I think the colours are true to reality and a dry arid environment Sort of thing that you may see in NG..I love the space where you left the bird to land.
For some reason I prefer the first image..not sure why…
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