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Australian Hobby

Australian Hobby
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 23rd Feb, 2018 and uploaded on Sat 5th May, 2018 .
Resolution758x1050
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ID30483
CommentIan Wilson and Tim Van Leeuwen have already posted photos of this bird some time ago. It was from a visit to the Western Treatment Plant near Melbourne where Ian and Tim were my generous hosts. I had half forgotten I had this shot but have finally processed and posted it. My first sighting of this species too! This is quite a hard crop and represents just under 20% of the frame area - showing the benefits of good optics and image stabilisers.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/400 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.
LocationWestern Treatment Plant (Victoria)
Keywordsadult
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