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    South African penguin

    Took this on Good Friday at a penguin colony in Bettys Bay,Western cape,South Africa,Nikon D3s,Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8.Thought I would try a b&w conversion using Nik Silver EfexPro 2 to see how it would come out.Neil

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    Re: South African penguin

    Fine shot but I would really prefer the colour version.

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    I echo Bobo's comment.

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    Re: South African penguin

    Or maybe a straight B&W conversion without the effects.

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    Re: South African penguin

    Geoff, love the clarity of this shot. I can see you and your companions in the eye of the penguin. Well done.

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    Re: South African penguin

    Here is the colour version for comparison for your interest.Neil
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    Re: South African penguin

    I do like the original and the image has been sharpened, maybe a tad too much for me, but the ghosting on the birds breast and back is more of an issue. I am not sure what it is but it seems more a processing issue than capture one. I have seen this one before on an image I played with whereby I did something like cropping on a layer or straightening rather than the image as a whole and it caused this ghosting.

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    Re: South African penguin

    Hello Peter, I would have to agree with you on the processing causing the issues mentioned,the original just had lens correction and sharpening in Lightroom.Subsequently I used the Tonal Contrast option in Colour EfexPro which does increase sharpness and then that image was adjusted with Silver EfexPro.It probably may have been better to leave out the effects from Colour EfexPro and gone straight to the B&W adjustment, its all a learning process which is good.

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    The issue will be the timing of the lens correction. You need to do this first or on a stamped layer. If you apply an adjustment layer and then think, oh I need to correct this for lens distortion, then you move the underlying pixels but not the adjustment layer information and it will cause this ghosting.

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    Re: South African penguin

    Thanks for that Peter, I do always make my lens correction first followed by sharpening within Lightroom before I carry out any further adjustments such as cropping and more involved editing.

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