Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie
Photographed by:Glenn Pure on Wed 19th Jul, 2017 and uploaded on Thu 20th Jul, 2017 .
Resolution:1381x1050
Viewed:10
ID:26606
Comment:Oh, that's right, the black and white birds comp is finished. Nevertheless, I do like these birds a lot even though they are so common. Also a great challenge to photograph with their extreme tonal range. I have kept the ISO low for this shot to improve dynamic range and applied some selective shadow lightening on the bird's head as well as flattening out the tonal range when processing the RAW file. Also waited for a cloud to pass in front of the sun to reduce the contrast.
Equipment:Canon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 300mm
1/250 sec, f7.1, ISO 500.
Initially processed in Canon DPP 4 to crop, adjust exposure and lighting and perform noise reduction. A 16 bit TIFF file was created from the RAW DPP image and finished in PSE (Adobe Photoshop Elements v9) where mild noise reduction was applied across the image using Neat Image plugin for PSE. Sharpened after downsizing.
Location:Urambi Hills Reserve (Australian Capital Territory)
Keywords:male, adult
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