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Two Birds, One Post

Phill104

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First is a very pale Buzzard taken from the car window on the way home last week. I have seen this bird around a few times over the summer but this was the first time I was close enough for a shot. I would have got a better shot from the other side but a cyclist came through and spooked the bird. Hopefully I will get another chance.

The second shot was taken last year at Wilstone Reservoir, Tring. I had overlooked this shot as the swift was really under exposed. I raised the shadows in Lightroom then run Topaz Denoise AI over it. I then raised the shadows again and had to give it another burst of denoise. Worked OK, ish. Would have preferred to get it right in camera as all the processing shows.

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Swift
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And..i would have to say great job on the swift.
Nice rainbow!
 

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Good shots
 

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Nice shots, love the swift. Is that rainbow really a post effect?
 

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Nice shots, love the swift. Is that rainbow really a post effect?
Thanks Ryan.

The rainbow is real. The shot is almost exactas I saw it. The shot was exposed for the rainbow but that left the swift really under exposed so I had to do a lot of lifting of that in post.
 

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The second one is brilliant and worth the effort you went through. Do you find third party programs are more effective than LR NR capabilities?
 

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The second one is brilliant and worth the effort you went through. Do you find third party programs are more effective than LR NR capabilities?
Thank you.

Topaz is excellent but a little slow compared to what is built into LR. The results are definitely better for my cameras when pushing shadows a lot or shooting at high iso. If only minimal NR is needed I just use the built in tools.
 

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Great set!
 
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