Rescuing a Previously REJECTED Wildlife Image with LIGHTROOM


In this video, I demonstrate how I go about making a previously rejected wildlife photo look good using Lightroom.

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Gear and settings used to capture the image in the video:

Nikon D500:
Nikon 200-500mm F5.6 Lens:
Nikon 1.4x Teleconverter:
Peak Design Camera Strap:
Sony 120GB XQD Card:
Sony XQD/SD Card Reader:

Manual Mode with Auto ISO
Auto-white Balance
Spot Metering – Metered on the eagle’s head
Single Point Focus – Focused on eagles eye
1/800, F8.0, iso 1600 at 700mm

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