In this new video from my YouTube channel, I show you the behind-the-scenes photo edit of a beautiful perched yellow warbler.
This image was taken in the spring of this year on the second day that the yellow warblers arrived in my area. On the first day, I spent hours upon hours working with one bird waiting for it to get it close enough to photograph. On the second day, as you can see I was almost too close and had many yellow warblers to choose from! This was taken with the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM lens at 1/200s, f/4, ISO 160.
The three programs used for the edit are Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz DeNoise AI. In Lightroom, I show how I make basic exposure and color adjustments, use the adjustment brush for selective editing, and use the radial filter to add a custom vignette. Over in Photoshop, I run DeNoise AI as a plug-in to add sharpening and for a little bit of noise reduction, then also use curves adjustment layers for dodging and burning. If you want a simple way to clone out twigs and branches, that’s also shown in Photoshop as well.