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Superb Lyrebird

Superb Lyrebird
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sat 10th Feb, 2018 and uploaded on Fri 16th Feb, 2018 .
Resolution1400x925
Viewed116
ID29503
CommentPose for the camera! After some years trying for a good shot of these elusive birds, I have now made some progress. This bird appeared late in the day in light drizzle just above our bush shack. I often see them at this time of day when the light is getting poor. Fortunately, he was in a position where I could sneak up and use our parked car for cover, so was able to get quite close. He put on a delightful show for about 20 minutes, singing, preening and generally looking relaxed. There was one other male with him and another about 80 metres away. I was pushing my luck with the high ISO and low shutter speed so I took lots of frames in the hope that a few would be useable and was fairly happy with this one.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld against car at 200mm
1/80 sec, f6.3, ISO 3200.
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.
LocationNethercote (New South Wales)
Keywordsmale, adult
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