Blue Grosbeak Editing

Yesterday I posted some Blue Grosbeak pictures that I had went back and edited.  Today I will show you one of my old ones, that at the time when I took the photo, it didn’t exactly knock my socks off.  It, like the others just didn’t seem to have that “pop”.  Here is the original “before” image.

Before editing

Now here is the “after” editing image.  First I removed a tiny bit of noise that existed, using my DeNoise software.  Then I used ” shadows/highlights” tool in Photoshop Elements, to lighten the shadows and darken the highlights.  That in itself helps the image to pop.  I then saturated the image at about +6.  I then finished it off by using my Focus Magic plug-in for some sharpening.   Oh, I almost forgot.  Using my “healing” tool, I removed that little stem from the left-bottom of the photo.   Here is the finished result.  Notice it has more “pop”.  When you click on each image, you can see the difference.  The difference between really a good photo, to a much even better great photo.

After editing