Image taken Saturday, May 10, 2014. Posted Thursday, June 26, 2014
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A kitten licking its lips


RSPCA, Wacol
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This was a kitten just placed in the cages, caught at an inopportune moment.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Sony RX100 II
Lens: Sony RX100M2 fixed lens 10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9 (28-105mm equivalent) @ 10.4mm
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/1.8, ISO 5000 (0/10)

Post processing:

Starting point, shot through the caging into a dark cage.

Crop out the caging and focus on the subject.

Basic: Black clipping +100, to lighten the kitten.

Noise reduction: Luminance +45, detail +100; colour +100.

Closeup of before and after the noise reduction. Lightening the shadows on an ISO 5000 shot = lots and lots of all kinds of noise.

Finished picture.

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