Back From the Edge

broadwing portrait5Friends, I feel a little sassy and assertive this morning, back from the depths of a head cold that dumped me in my bed for three days, back from the edge of darkness.  The face of this broad winged hawk woke me this morning and started giving me a pep talk, something about rising and shining.  Well i will rise but the shining will have to wait until i have my fourth cup of coffee, so far only two.  This hawk face needed something, so i started working with a new ( to me)  piece of software, Color Effex Pro 4.  I added some detail extractor and tonal contrast to liven up this image.  I would highly recommend the detail extractor for raw images as it can sharpen without adding the outside ghosts that photoshop seems to excel at. While this added some noise to the background (sharpens noise) I could have easily edited that with a layer mask, but later. til Tomorrow MJ


About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on January 2, 2013, in Birds, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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