Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC
Date: May 6, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008
|During one of our frequent visits to Beacon Hill petting zoo one of the peacocks came into the goat pen and began displaying. I crouched down to shoot and he kept coming closer, a step at a time. When he got within arm's reach I decided it was time to move, because I wasn't sure just what he had in mind. Now I wish I'd risked a peck for a closer shot!
Editing is on a single layer, all basic except a touch of burning. Was just a series of tweaks via USM, levels and curves.
Postchallenge; I asked in a thread about the oversharpening comments.
FWIW, processing was two runs of USM@20%/60pxl radius, tiny adjustment to black level, and small curves adjustment, finished with USM 40ish% @1pxl.
postpostchallenge; I've discovered that my monitor was getting definitely softer with old age. I've changed monitors now :) (and yes, this looks too sharp now)
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