Just started playing with my new toy, a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro and I took this quick shot of some young daffodils in my back yard. The original is true to life but not very interesting, so I wanted to see if I could use the darktable Color Calibration (CC) module to liven it up.
Raised exposure and kept Filmic at its default
Invoked CC to add colorfulness to brighten the green
Invoked a second CC instance with parametric mask to color the mulch
Added a gradient vignette using Exposure to separate the background
The time and effort with CC were surprisingly fast and effective.
Below is the edited version along with the original before any edits:
_MG_1048.CR2 (22.9 MB)
_MG_1048_03.CR2.xmp (35.3 KB)
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And here is the SOOC with just the default DT opening settings and no additional edits: