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    Post editing

    This is a photo of one of my white fantails in flight. I haven't done anything to it, but should I?







    Do all digital pics need some type of post processing?
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    Yeah I'd sharpen a tad more.....a "high key" edit may be the go with this kind of image I reckon

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    Assuming you have Photoshop I'd add a levels or curves adjustment layer and brighten the bird up a little, you'll blow out the sky but we'll fix this next. While holding the Alt key (cmd for Mac), press the layer mask button to add a black mask. Now select a white brush, adjust the size and opacity (70%??) to suit and brush only over the bird to reveal the changes done by the layer mask.

    Also recommend a sharpen as mentioned above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Good read Rick, thanks.


    Thanks for the replies from Seesee and Steadyhands. I'll have a go and post the results.

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    the bird has a slight blue cast and it would be cool if you could bring out some of the tones in the sky to add dynamics and atmosphere. Here is an example:



    I realize that I killed the blue sky, but if you could work some of the tones of the clouds into it, it will become very dynamic.

    Just a thought

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    Not sure if I even like it myself now; anyway just an idea; mainly used the shadow/highlight tool for the bird. Its a good photo worth a bit a twinkle

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    The dark/light halo is usually pretty off putting though

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