I just discovered that in the NIK collection is dfine2. An EXCELLENT noise reduction technique. I knew it was there, but never really used it that much. while strugglig with a "noisy" photo with Adobe RAW I decided to give it another try. I was greatly impressed. From now on, when shooting birds, I'm going to try to pump up the ISO to about 800 or more to shoot at faster speeds. ( I have always been a low ISO advocate).