Osprey Pair (Pandion haliaetus)
Male and female perched above nest below. The object in the lower left is a camera pointed at the nest.
- Marine Nature Study Area, Long Island, NY
- July 3, 2014
I underexposed this shot, trying to maintain some detail in the white of the bird's head on the right. I developed the raw image in Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and brought back some shadow detail. I then took it into PaintShop Pro X6 for further tweaks, some of which included third-party plug-ins such as: Topaz Adjust; Nik's Dfine for noise reduction; and Focus Magic to add some sharpness. (I didn't nail the focus on this one.) Additionally, I manually removed a lot of Chromatic Aberration in PSP X6 that I couldn't get rid of in Canon's DPP.