Would like to have any comments or advice.
For the images above
Original Rev 1
Rev 2 Rev 3
Here's a photo needing much help. I wouldn't bother except this is the best EMU photo I have.
Situation: In a van, at 50MPH, at deep dusk. EMU's are ~100 yards away.
Camera settings: Maximum Telephoto (600mm), f/4,1/1000 sec, AWB, Auto ISO(1600), Continuous focus.
Original: Dark and very noisy, but focus was pretty good, considering.
Increased Exposure +2.37
Increased Texture, Vibrance and Clarity
White Balance: Increased Temp. from 4.5K to 5.2K
Edited Photo in Topaz Denoise and Sharpen.
Masked facial skin patches and added blue back into skin, which was removed when I adjusted WB.
Used B&W Presets set to Infrared.
Be Blunt. Was it worth the effort? Does anyone have ideas on what I might have done differently in the editing process?
Another trip to Australia to get a good daylight shot, setup on a tripod at 25 yards is not in the cards.
I like the B&W because of the contrast of the grass from the birds. Comments?
President, Coastal Camera Club