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Red-backed Fairy-wren

Red-backed Fairy-wren
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Thu 8th Mar, 2018 and uploaded on Thu 15th Mar, 2018 .
Resolution1291x1050
Viewed106
ID29911
CommentI was loitering around a fence line and shallow puddle where the birds were coming and going, waiting for an opportunity. This male in eclipse plumage mustn't have noticed me and landed very close, not far from my feet and decided to have a good preen. I had to switch my lens to full focus range to be able to get him focussed and zoom back as he was only two metres or so away. I usually like a looser crop than this but wanted to cut out much of the cluttered environment.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 278mm
1/500 sec, f7.1, 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.
LocationOxley Creek Common (Queensland)
Keywordsmale, adult
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