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Red-necked Avocet

Red-necked Avocet
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 23rd Feb, 2018 and uploaded on Wed 28th Feb, 2018 .
Resolution1400x867
Viewed141
ID29780
CommentI was treated to some excellent encounters with the avocets both in the water and on the wing. It was raining lightly when I took this and a few raindrops are visible.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/2000 sec, f6.3, ISO 1600.
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.
LocationWestern Treatment Plant (Victoria)
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Keywordsin flight, adult
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