Striated Pardalote

Striated Pardalote
Photographed by:Glenn Pure on Mon 2nd Oct, 2017 and uploaded on Fri 3rd Nov, 2017 .
Resolution:1346x1050
Viewed:34
ID:28087
Comment:I was able to get a near eye-level shot by standing on a large earth mound next to a tree that a pair of these was regularly visiting. I think they were checking out a possible nesting hole just inside the entrance of a wombat hole on the bank I was standing on as I saw them fly down there a few times and there was a suitable sized hole just inside the burrow. I believe this species is more likely to nest in tree hollows though.

For this shot, I've selected the bird and lightened shadows, slightly darkened highlights and added a bit of midtone contrast. Background (except for perch) has been darkened. Cloned out an out of focus branch in the bottom left corner that crossed the perch.
Equipment:Canon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/640 sec, f6.3, ISO 800.
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 further noise reduction was applied to the main subject using Neat Image plugin for PSE. The background was noise reduced and the main subject sharpened after resizing for upload.
Location:Kambah (Australian Capital Territory)
Keywords:adult
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