I'm completely open to whatever feedback, even if it's not perfectly complementary. Lay it on! But, I don't have any experience with any after shot activities and I only have Nikon NX2 and now Canon Digital Photo Professional and the Canon software has even less capability than Nikon as near as I can tell.
During yesterday's shoot I asked my friend about Photoshop and maybe I'll look at a purchase, but that still doesn't solve the ignorance problem. So if you're willing to be more explicit perhaps you can help guide me. I did purchase a very inexpensive Corel Paintshop that has some capabilities but haven't learned to use it as ....... well life is busy (and I live on an acreage) and right now I'm just trying to shoot everything that comes my way before the snow flies and everyone hibernates!
Now I'm guessing here, but could it be you're referring to that duck in the water a short time back? Even I could see that wasn't overly natural but honestly I don't know what settings to change or how to correct it.
Jack, I would HIGHLY suggest your investing in Lightroom as opposed to Photoshop. While LR is clearly not as full featured as Photoshop, it is an amazingly flexible piece of software that (most important for you if not experienced with post processing) has a MUCH more gentle learning curve than Photoshop (Photoshop is not intuitive in the least and really requires training to properly use).
I own all kinds of software but use LR for 90% of what I do. Another positive plus is that it runs about 1/5th of the price of Photoshop.