This is a shot (in three phases of post-processing) of the National Aviary's eagle owl. Tell me what you think and which you like best. Thanks. 1) This is the original shot. I had my work cut out for me. 2) This is the cropped version with noise greatly reduced in Neat Image and levels adjusted in Photoshop, but you'll notice that some noise is still present among the feathers of her head. 3) Finally, after having had it up to here with the horribly bright background and the noise that just wouldn't go away, I decided to use duotone in Photoshop. That served to both make the noise in the feathers unnoticeable and to lessen the brightness of the background. I also used the smart sharpen tool to remove motion blur. Frankly, I like the way it turned out.