I was taking some bird pictures. Usually there is more than enough if not too much light when I am taking outdoor shots. Today was the opposite, not a lot of light. Overcast skies can help really bring out the darker and richer colors that are available though. Here is a Tawny Owl:
I shot this with a bracketed exposure and then edited first in Photomatix. I kept the version that was called “natural” because in this case I was trying to make a more representational image. When I imported it into Aperture I boosted the saturation and definition and then sharpened the image. It has also been cropped. The original image was taken with a high shutter speed and a tripod, in the hopes of stopping any motion as much as possible.