This is my first post about Post-Processing. I have been resisting on posting anything on post-processing because I feel that this is a topic that would be better suited to the video format of blogs and hopefully I will soon come up with a new video-series about post-processing in wildlife photography. Having said that, there was this incident last week that forces me to post this one.
A few days back one of my friends posted an image of a very rare bird, the Hume’s Ground-pecker. For those of you who are into birds, you would know how rare and valued that bird is. It is found in some of the highest regions in our world and is a very unique one. So when I heard that he got the bird in some really awesome settings (From a photography perspective) i was excited and eager to see the images. I need to tell it here right away that I am super jealous of both Saravanan J and Samyukth S for having made the trip without me 😉 …. Well getting back to the topic at hand, here is what came to me as the first image of the beautiful groundpecker
The Settings for a photograph were awesome, a lush green carpet and a neat clean and tac sharp bird. I trusted my friends photography skills to know that he would’nt have overexposed the bird. So, I asked him if he could send me the RAW files for this one. Here is a screenshot of what I saw in the RAW file