Beautiful barred owl…bad fuzzy image. Fortunately, I have lots of experience making better photos from my many poor quality photos.
The owl was perched in an inside cage with limited lighting. I took this photo without a tripod, so I’m lucky it’s no worse than it is, below. It needed improvement in every area.
I spent a lot of time trying to get the colors corrected but nothing would work. I finally was inspired to try a black and white image. That was the ticket – the final photo looks like I took the snapshot outside in the dark.
I ended up using a lot of Picasa fixes. Even though the final photo above is in black and white, each color edit changed the image a bit:
- Auto contrast
- Soft focus
- Filtered black and white