Osprey Flying Over Blue Cypress Lake

Apr 27, 2011 | Animals & Wildlife, Single Exposure HDR

Believe it or not this Osprey photo is a single exposure HDR image. I decided to play around with this photo a little to see what kind of detail I was able to bring out. That’s one advantage of tone mapping a single exposure RAW file in Photomatix.

This Osprey was photographed this past Friday during a group photo outing with some local Florida photographers. We were pontooning around Blue Cypress Lake, mainly to scout out the area. I was very impressed by the scenery as well as the amount of Ospreys present.  There were so many Ospreys flying around, I’m surprised the lake wasn’t named Osprey Lake instead.

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Software Used for Processing Photo:
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust – Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise – Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz CleanPhotoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.
Topaz SimplifyPhotoshop plugin used for artistic affect.

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Photography Style: Single Exposure HDR Portrait
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6L USM
Photo Location: Blue Cypress Lake, Indian River County, Florida