Bokeh Peacock

Posted By lime on March 11, 2017

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Straight out of Camera
The finished image

The setup for this image

This peacock at Currumbin Sanctuary, taken at max zoom on the RX100mk2. Bokeh is hard with this camera so I thought I'd take it as far as I could.
Step 1
Crop. The initial frame was okay in colour, but in deciding to shift to black and white, too much background would have been distracting.
Step 2
Set to B&W, leaving the mix at default
Step 3
Basic panel: Highlights -5, shadows +80, white clipping -35, black clipping -55, clarity +45.
This increased the contrast so the peacock stood out against the background, while keeping the background contrasty in itself.
Step 4
Cyborg eye - increase brightness on the left (to us) eye to balance it with the other.
Attachment: Raw file
Attachment: Original file
Attachment: Finished file

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