Nikon D3000: 18-200mm
1/4000s: f8: ISO 400: 200mm: Matrix -1 1/3
I have done a small crop from the left and bottom to get the duck on the lower third, and some of the usual RAW processing: Fill light, Black Clipping point, Brightness and increased Orange and Yellow Luminance In LR. In Elements I tried Geoff's suggestion of lassoing the duck, feathering the selection and applying some sharpening to the duck. then I resized and sharpened the whole shot at amount 100 Radius .3
I like this shot, I wish the duck showed up a bit better, but it was obscured by the mist. There is a lot of noise, but I did not do any noise reduction. I'm not sure if this is a case where the noise works or not. To my eyes it seems to give it a kind of painted look, but I'm wondering if to others it just looks like a lot of noise.
Anyway, I'm not sure where to go with this one. I like it as is, but I'd like to improve it too. I'm open to suggestions, In camera or PP. I might not get the same conditions again, but if I do It will be good to be better prepared.