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Osprey Pair (Pandion haliaetus) | by Beth Fishkind
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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

 

Post Processing:

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.

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Taken on July 3, 2014