Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beautiful Collection of Birds

Whenever I spend a lot of time in the photoblind there is quite a bit of editing to do. I was up late last night and part of this morning going through images from the past couple of days. The results show that I had a very successful time. I came away with some really good bird images. Enjoy the images and have a blessed day, chrisAll images created with a Canon 7D and a Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens. Camera was in AV mode, ISO 800 exposures varied. Camera was on a Manfrotto 190 PROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead.


  1. All beautiful! One thing I worry about it "over editing" I worry about the photo starting to look too enhanced. Your photos look just as if they were captured that way. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you Whitney for such a great comment. My goal is to make each image as pleasing as possible without overdoing it. Because I shoot in Canon RAW I have to develop each image that I want to publish in Photoshop CC otherwise it will look flat, dull and lack sharpness. My basic work flow is to first duplicate the file so that I'm not working on an original file. Then I go through the following steps 1. Adjust Exposure if needed. 2. Check the highlights and shadows. 3. Pull up or down the whites and blacks if needed. 4. Sometimes adjust for clarity . 5. Pull up the saturation to between thirteen and seventeen percent. 6. Use the adjustment brush on small areas that may need it. 7. The last step before saving is to adjust for sharpness 200-250. I usually save two files leaving the oridinal RAW file untouched. One JPEG and one JPEG for web. Wow, that's a mouthful. You probably got more than you asked for.