This image came about as the result of following a Topaz tutorial by Barbara Motter called ‘The Ugly Duckling Workflow’. Basically about using Topaz DeNoise to deal with the grain when using a high ISO value. And how to use Topaz Clarity and Lens Effects to improve the photograph. I found it very helpful in furthering my skills with post processing an image. I don’t have the Topaz Clarity plug-in, so I made use of the clarity filter in the Topaz Adjust 5 plug-in instead.
Captured with a Canon EOS 650D; 1/1000 sec at f/10; 135mm; ISO 800 at Swanage, Dorset, United Kingdom
There was actually only one cormorant and he was quite a distance away, but cropping and clean edit in Light Room, exporting to Photoshop cs5, the use of Topaz Filters, DeNoise, Adjust 5 and Lens Effects, then making a mirror image and blending it have produced a creditable image.


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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny6 months ago

    Lovely work

  • thank you :-)

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke6 months ago

    Beautiful capture Jacqui. :o)

  • many thanks Bunny :-)

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasart6 months ago

    Beautiful well captured work

  • many thanks Thea :-)

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  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amos6 months ago

    great shot Jacqui…..lovely…. :)

  • thank you Pam :-)

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  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadow6 months ago

    you caught them at just the right moment — wonderful!

  • thank you Harry :-)

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  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj6 months ago

    Beautiful well captured work

  • thank you Ana :-)

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotland6 months ago

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • thank you :-)

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  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro6 months ago

    well captured

  • thank you :-)

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  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollak5 months ago

    Wonderful capture and great processing with the Topaz filters, Jacqui! And great processing and blending of the mirror image to create this delightful work!

  • thank you Anita, I really enjoyed the post processing on this one and learnt a lot from the process, much appreciate your words :-)

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  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine5 months ago

    Delightful! Beautifully caught.

  • thank you Bette :-)

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