White Admiral Butterfly (Two photographs and a word about photographic miracles)
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They say to never throw away near misses, you never know when something might be useful or you learn a technique to fix it. These two photographs, though cropped slight differently, are the same shot. The first has benefited from shadow and highlight adjustments, noise reduction with careful attention to loss of detail, tonal correction and detail extraction. Just because a photograph looks underdeveloped does not mean you can’t pull out of a raw file something that may be workable. Shooting raw is the key of course and ideally you would have shot with greater attention to the right side of the histogram where a significant portion of the data exists. This is important in nature photography as for some odd reason the first shot is usually the best. When you start thinking about settings or check the back of your camera, the subject has usually moved on. I do not like to perform major surgery on my files too often but sometimes it is worth trying.