Bird Perched On Top of a Mango Tree


I was sitting on the balcony this morning when i noticed this bird flying around and landing from treetop to treetop.  I got out my Pentax K-r with the DA-L 55-300 kit lens, and mounted it on a tripod.  I took several shots and chimped and noticed that the highlights were blown out.  I took several more shots, setting the EV compensation to around -1 and -2.  It turned out that this had two advantages.  Not only were the highlights properly exposed but the photo as a whole was sharper because of the faster shutter speed.  I processed the RAW DNG files in Aperture 3.  Here is the original “unprocessed” (direct conversion of DNG file to jpeg) and the processed jpeg.

Unprocessed

Processed - Bird Perched on Top of a Mango Tree

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