These images were taken a day apart, both before 9 AM when the ducklings would forage for bugs in the grass or in the duckweed along the edge of the pond. It was overcast on the morning I shot the lower image, so maybe that is the cause of the difference in the colors of the shots. The lens was my 70 - 200 mm VR with a 1.7 TC. Post processing was similar: set white and black points in ACR, levels for the top image, Luminizer for the bottom image, the Edge for sharpening the top and the highpass filter for the bottom.
SC Christmas Digital Papers
10 months ago