Post Processing Challenge #689

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60-Hour Post Processing Challenge #689
Continuing the bird theme_

Raw and Jpeg can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/igqq73ki8xnjhn1/AABu9h6TBarbQCdIVxgs9kTLa?dl=0
The Challenge closes at 10pm on Saturday 21st of August EST.

60-Hour Post-Processing Challenge Rules
The Challenge Master provides an image or images to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries.
  1. Entrants are to post their entries, visible in this thread, at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in the longest dimension, prior to the closing date.
  2. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge.
  3. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
  4. The Winner of the challenge is honoured as the Master of the next Challenge
Notes:
  • Any/all source images used for the challenge must be the Challenge Master's own images. They are posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge; not to invite critique or criticism nor for other uses. If Entrants post their entries at a photo sharing site, they should credit the owner of the original image.
  • "Improve" is a subjective term, and may include many creative ideas, as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenge Master agrees that Entrants may make any changes they deem fit in their entries.
  • Entrants are strongly encouraged to share the tools and techniques used for their entries, however this is not a requirement for entry.
  • As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The Challenge Master is encouraged (but not required) to state the criteria used to decide upon a Winner. While we may not all agree with the result, the Challenge Master's decision is final. Please refrain from posting adverse comment.
  • If the Winner is unable to post a new Challenge within five days, the honor passes to the next Runner-up.

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My usual DxO and Gimp/Nik/G'mic. Slight CCW rotation, crop, color, exposure and local contrast to taste. Mild sharpening after down-scaling.
 

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Crop and rotate, adjust curves using Shadow/highlight to lighten darker areas, adjust black point, careful denoise and sharpen.
 

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I did not look at the other entries before doing mine, but as they say great minds think alike!
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ACR, Topaz Denoise, a different crop. Nice colorful shot!
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A lighter look.
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60-Hour Post Processing Challenge #689
Continuing the bird theme_

Raw and Jpeg can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/igqq73ki8xnjhn1/AABu9h6TBarbQCdIVxgs9kTLa?dl=0
The Challenge closes at 10pm on Saturday 21st of August EST.

60-Hour Post-Processing Challenge Rules
The Challenge Master provides an image or images to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries.
  1. Entrants are to post their entries, visible in this thread, at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in the longest dimension, prior to the closing date.
  2. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge.
  3. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
  4. The Winner of the challenge is honoured as the Master of the next Challenge
Notes:
  • Any/all source images used for the challenge must be the Challenge Master's own images. They are posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge; not to invite critique or criticism nor for other uses. If Entrants post their entries at a photo sharing site, they should credit the owner of the original image.
  • "Improve" is a subjective term, and may include many creative ideas, as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenge Master agrees that Entrants may make any changes they deem fit in their entries.
  • Entrants are strongly encouraged to share the tools and techniques used for their entries, however this is not a requirement for entry.
  • As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The Challenge Master is encouraged (but not required) to state the criteria used to decide upon a Winner. While we may not all agree with the result, the Challenge Master's decision is final. Please refrain from posting adverse comment.
  • If the Winner is unable to post a new Challenge within five days, the honor passes to the next Runner-up.

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Ian 61

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60-Hour Post Processing Challenge #689
Continuing the bird theme_

Raw and Jpeg can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/igqq73ki8xnjhn1/AABu9h6TBarbQCdIVxgs9kTLa?dl=0
The Challenge closes at 10pm on Saturday 21st of August EST.

60-Hour Post-Processing Challenge Rules
The Challenge Master provides an image or images to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries.
  1. Entrants are to post their entries, visible in this thread, at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in the longest dimension, prior to the closing date.
  2. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge.
  3. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
  4. The Winner of the challenge is honoured as the Master of the next Challenge
Notes:
  • Any/all source images used for the challenge must be the Challenge Master's own images. They are posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge; not to invite critique or criticism nor for other uses. If Entrants post their entries at a photo sharing site, they should credit the owner of the original image.
  • "Improve" is a subjective term, and may include many creative ideas, as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenge Master agrees that Entrants may make any changes they deem fit in their entries.
  • Entrants are strongly encouraged to share the tools and techniques used for their entries, however this is not a requirement for entry.
  • As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The Challenge Master is encouraged (but not required) to state the criteria used to decide upon a Winner. While we may not all agree with the result, the Challenge Master's decision is final. Please refrain from posting adverse comment.
  • If the Winner is unable to post a new Challenge within five days, the honor passes to the next Runner-up.

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Now to the winners.
Winner Rob Rider #2 entry - Like the lighter look
1st runner-up BosseBe - nice tighter crop
2nd runner-ups Growltiger & WhidbeyLVR

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That was fun, thanks. Lots of good ones.

(One tiny point, I was confused about times. You quoted EST which is Jamaica or Panama at this time of year rather than AEST which is where you are, UTC+10. I figured it out in the end due to the Blue Mountains. timeanddate.com is useful.)
 

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