Sandhill cranes at dusk, at the Bosque del Apache NWR last evening.
The guy on the left was too busy preening to face my camera.
Nikon 70-300 @180mm
1/25 f/45 ISO 800
LR4 did only a fair job on the noise.
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#2. "RE: 3 for Dinner" | In response to Reply # 0Antero52 Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009Sat 22-Dec-12 11:27 PM
This is a wildlife shot and a study of abstract shapes in one. At this resolution I can't see noise. How do you remove noise in LR? I work in 1:1 preview with 12mp cameras or significant crops from my D800E, and in 1:2 preview with 36mp images. I set the detail to zero and adjust de-noise stregth (amount?, I don't remember what it's called) until the noise is gone, and then up the detail until edge acuity is restored. With high-ISO shots I often de-noise locally, with more aggressive settings for the background.
(who also thinks the frame is clever)
#3. "RE: 3 for Dinner" | In response to Reply # 2elcee Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005Sun 23-Dec-12 05:33 AM
Thanks, Gerold and Antero. High praise coming for you guys.
Sometimes frames like this work. In this case I think the reflections already give
a floating look, enhanced by the floating foreground image. Now I want to go to
a site like Mpix to see if I can get such a two-level print made.
Antero, I do much the same -- I start with Luminance and Color sliders set at 50,
tweak as needed, then adjust Detail to taste.