|Mourning Dove final|
My settings were 1/400 sec-f/5.6-ISO 2000, D810, 70-200 +2x converter at 260 mm
After importing my photos into Lightroom and doing the initial post-processing but not sharpening or doing noise reduction.
|Mourning Dove original|
Next, I export the image into Photoshop, where I do any cleanup on the image that is necessary, and then I convert the image into a smart object.
I ran my 2 favorite plug-in filters, Topaz Clarity and Topaz Detail, after running Detail. It does leave more noise in the photo. Previously I removed the noise by using the masking portion of detail or using Topaz Denoise to remove noise.
My steps now is using the quick celestial action tool I select out the object that I do not want to change the noise in, refined the edge, invert the selection and paste the selection in a new layer. Then I utilize the surface blur filter to get rid of the noise. Once you get the hang of it. It really doesn't take much additional time and does an excellent job.
|Noise after running clarity and detail|
|selection made with quick selection tool|
|utilizing surface blur to remove noise|
I hope this tutorial is been useful for you and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.'s2x converter at 260 mm