EC6 - Arbutus Parakeets

 

By Paul L

By Apr 05/2020

I'm rather fond of birds and these two presented a challenge. In Lightroom I used the White Balance picker (dropper?) to select the gray in the tail of the foreground bird. Once the white balance was corrected I used the H/S/L panel to enhance the red, orange and yellow colours and darken the blue and green. I created two virtual copies; one I reduced the exposure by 4 EV; the other I increased the exposure by 4 EV. I used the Lightroom Photo Merge/HDR to blend the original and its two copies into a single image. I finished with a tighter crop on the birds and some sharpening and clarity tweaks.