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Friday Slide Show: No Turkeys Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

27 November 2015

You were expecting, perhaps, leftovers? Well, no turkey here. No turkeys, in fact. Although this set from 2011 taken at the San Francisco Zoo started out as nothing but turkeys.

The overcast, foggy day was the first problem. We shot everything at ISO 400 and about 1/60 to 1/250 second for the most part, as wide open as we could get with an 18-200mm zoom.

Our subjects were either too distant or too quick for our shutter speeds. We didn't pay enough attention to either problem at the time. We were occupied with smaller fry.

But the biggest problem was the plastic barriers at many of the exhibits. Here's what one representative undoctored image looks like:

Before Editing. The color shift caused by the plastic barrier.

Yes, a turkey. But that's why you shoot Raw to begin with and that's why you have to love Dehaze in the current incarnations of Photoshop and Lightroom. Even on shots like the bald eagle, which were not behind plastic, we used a healthy dose of Dehaze (+38 on that one).

After export to our 800 pixel slide show size, we ran the set through Piccure+ with a sharpening setting of 15. Just to polish them up.

So we were able to salvage these images after all. Enough at least to amuse those smaller (if a bit larger now) fry for a few minutes.

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