“Barred Owl” – Revisited

barred-owl

“The best advice I can give on this is, once it’s done, to put it away until you can read it with new eyes. When you’re ready, pick it up and read it, as if you’ve never read it before. If there are things you aren’t satisfied with as a reader, go in and fix them as a writer: that’s revision.”
― Neil Gaiman

My post earlier today reminded me of just how spectacular these birds are, especially when presented with the opportunity to photograph them close up and how important it is to continue to improve my  work, both photographically and in written word.

I made this image in the spring of 2013 with older gear, lacking the resolution of my current set up. Last year I purchased PicCure+, which is probably the best investment in my photography I made all year. The software uses a mathematical algorithm to remove lens and/or motion distortion from photographs.

As I recalled the wonder of photographing this magnificent owl I also recall my frustration at not being able to show the details without a lot of noise. So, I re-processed the image using PicCure+ and the results were amazing. It’s worth checking out the free trial. I’m not usually one to promote a particular product but I can’t say enough about it.

Nikon D300
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 277mm
1/60 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200

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11 thoughts on ““Barred Owl” – Revisited

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