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Mallee Emu-wren

Mallee Emu-wren
Photographed byIan Wilson on Fri 19th Oct, 2018 and uploaded on Fri 26th Oct, 2018 .
Resolution1366x1050
Viewed41
ID32381
CommentA secretive, tiny little bird with a habit of popping up from within a spinifex clump and disappearing from view equally fast. There is usually no time to compose a shot or even lock focus. Many of my frames were in focus on the surrounding vegetation but not on the bird! In desperation our friend resorted to manual focus without success. Undoubtedly one of the most frustrating and challenging situations I have encountered. This is the more dowdy-looking female, sorry about the horrible background. She sought safety at the base of a woody shrub and gave me a few seconds to get a clear shot through a small opening.
EquipmentCanon 5Ds + 400 mm f/4 DO II + 1.4x III extender, hand-held.
Manual, spot metering, AI Servo spot AF, f/5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 400.
Processed using DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
LocationMallee-Sunset NP (Victoria)
Keywordsfemale, adult
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