“Local Resident” (A fishery’s woman at the beach said that this marvelous Great Blue Heron has made Seal Rock Beach his home. He seemed very comfortable with people around.)
All 3 started with bracketed shots that were merged and tone mapped in Aurora HDR. Then the 1st one was taken into Studio 1.11.7 where AI Clear was applied to the sky. All 3 had Jack’s Try Again (my preset), Precision Detail, Edges, and a Vignette applied.