Eastern Bluebird – Canon 70D test


I went out this morning to do a bit of birding and of course, some bird photography.  The bird action is picking up with the fall migration beginning.  But nothing to do with the migration, was when I spotted this Easter Bluebird perched in a tree.  It turned out to be a good test for my new Canon EOS 70D.  I took several exposures in the somewhat difficult light.  The bird was backlit from the right and was in heavy shade for the most part.  I was shooting with a Canon 100-400mm lens.   Here are before and after images.  The first was the original, untouched image straight from the camera.  The second is cropped with minor light, color, and sharpening adjustments.  With the large 20MP file, I found that I could crop tight and lose very little quality.

Original

Original

Cropped and retouched

Cropped and retouched

I would say that I am going to be very happy with my new investment.  Click on either image to see an enlargement.