jwvraets posted a photo:
Having developed an impression of what the Florida Everglades looked like and then finding myself in Florida several weeks ago, I had to go see it for myself. But it was not quite what my preconceived notions had set me up for. That said, it was different but great. Much more open than I expected and lots of birds. I am not a bird photographer, but given willing subjects, such as this Anhinga posing with wings spread (apparently for drying them) within easy reach, how could I resist. - JW
Date Taken: 2019-09-11
Taken using a hand-held Nikon D7100 fitted with an AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm non-VR lense set to 270mm, ISO280 (Auto ISO), Auto WB, Shutter priority, f/6.0, 1/500 sec. PP in free Open Source RAWTherapee from Nikon RAW/NEF source file: set final size to 9000px wide, use the Tone Mapping tool at default levels, use the Shadows/Highlights tool to recover highlights and shadows a bit more, slightly increase contrast and Chromaticity in L-A-B mode, increase Vibrance very slightly, apply a little bit of noise reduction, sharpen (edges only), save. PP in free Open Source GIMP: to improve local contrast in the neck and head of the bird duplicate the image onto 2 layers and on the top layer add a white/opaque layer mask, on the mask paint in the neck and head in black to reveal the layer below, then in the bottom layer boost contrast to get the desired look, create new working layer from visible results, sharpen, save, scale image to 6000px wide, sharpen slightly, save, add fine black-and-white frame, add bar and text on left, save, scale image to 2048 for posting online, sharpen slightly, save.