Before and After Post Processing of Last Night’s Blue Heron Pictures

It’s really amazing what a little bit of post processing can do with pictures, especially when you are shooting in raw. These are the before and after shots of the blue heron I shot last night.

All were shot hand held  on a Canon T5i with a Tokina AT-X 400AF 400mm using manual focus.

Nothing major in the post processing but huge differences.

I cropped just a bit to improve the framing since I was shooting a moving animal and didn’t always have the time to do it in the camera even if it was moving slow.

In Lightroom, on most I increased the clarity +26, vibrance and saturation +17, contrast +2 and exposure +0.24. The other one was fairly close to that. Continue reading “Before and After Post Processing of Last Night’s Blue Heron Pictures”