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10-02-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Great blue heron
Lens: 300* with 1.4 adapter Camera: KP Photo Location: Barrie, Ontario ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F5.6 



Took this picture early in the morning. Still learning editing. Tried to bring out the blue of the heron and make it pop a little more. How'd I do? Used Luminar 3. Bottom picture is the original.

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I like the back lighting in the image
I like the blue in the original. I've seen lots of Herons and the edited blue to too saturated. I would maybe increase the shadows and slightly up the contrast to match.
nice capture!
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I also think you have gone a little too far with the saturation, although I wouldn't go all the way back to the original but somewhere in the middle. Maybe keep the saturation of yellow and orange a little higher than the blue one to emphasize the back lighting
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I went and took a stab at editing it and I think this might have been more of what you were after.
I edited in light room with the following modifications from the original:
Highlights: -100
Shadows: +100
Whites: +40
Blacks: -14
Vibrance: +7
Saturation: Blue: +27
Luminance: Yellow +7
Luminance: Green -24
Luminance: Aqua: -18
Luminance: Blue: +22
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Nice shot

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Thanks for the tips and advice everybody. I appreciate it.
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