cutwater wrote in post #16670360
Interesting....the osprey photo looked ok to me, but I am using my laptop to process, not my normal desktop at home. I did calibrate the screen before coming down, but I've been in different environments while editing. I'll check them all when I get home.
Thanks for pointing it out. Hope you have great weather on your trip.
Thanks, I've been lucky down there for the most part and try to stay flexible with my schedule so I can drive to the good/better weather if need be.
Many times when photographing high contrast species like Osprey, Stilts, Skimmers, Kingfishers, etc., my RAW files will be slightly underexposed as well. I meter for the whites and let everything else fall where it may and do some push and pull in processing to balance things. The trick is to minimize the underexposure so that your blacks/shadows don't flood black on you. A quick check of the histogram will confirm if the highlights are in tact. One thing that helps get a more accurate representation of the highlights on the LCD is to turn down the contrast in camera, I believe one click will do it. Before I did this I would underexpose too much since the "blinkies" on the LCD would show up way before the highlights actually were compromised. Now when I see tiny "blinky" or two, I know I'm right where I need to be. The brighter the light, the more challenging these high contrast marked birds become.