Old Hawk Photos Reworked 001

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS<<link SmugMug Gallery.  

For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE<<link  When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options:
1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos.
2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button/symbol at the top-left of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: clicking the PLAY arrow will run a full-screen slideshow. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos as this will pause the slideshow.

Nota Bene: because of the size of the originals, these cropped photos are the same size as what you will be in SmugMug. SmugMug does a better job of showing the photos, but know that you won’t get a larger version than what you see here if you click on the photos or view the gallery and chose so see them full-size.

If you want the full experience, keep reading.

I have a fair amount of photos of hawks; hawks flying, perching, launching from a perch, eating stuff they caught, and even crapping.

Many, if not all, of those photos have graced this blog before. But — like the photos in this post — many are multiple years old (these are from 2010) and as good as they were when originally published, the processing tools today are much better than they were ten years ago.

I won’t post the original versions here (they can easily be found in SmugMug) but I am posting the reworked versions.

For instance, take this next shot . . .

Color me surprised . . . because that’s much better than what I could output ten years ago. Cleaner, sharper, and . . . just better.

The next seven photos are sequential and with the first two, they are the first nine frame of a twenty-frames burst. The remaining eleven frames are basically smaller versions of the last two in this series.

Let me telll you . . . I was impressed when these came back from Topaz Labs DeNoise AI. They are also minimally processed with Color Efex Pro 4 and subtly brightened in Lightroom CC.

Click on any one of those to get a larger version open in a new window or tab.

Here is the gallery of the above in sequential order:

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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