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Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin (Image ID 34554)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Thu 21st Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Sun 24th Mar, 2019 .
Resolution1400x1041
Viewed49
ID34554
CommentThe dark smudge around the eye suggests this bird is around a year old. It should be fully white around the eye by next year. An Antarctic Fur Seal batchelor's colony also shares the island with a modest Chinstrap colony.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm. 1/2500 sec, f10, ISO 800. Initially processed in Canon DPP 4 to crop, adjust exposure and lighting and perform noise reduction (at about 50% of default values). 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(s) using Neat Image plugin for PSE. Stronger noise reduction was applied to the remainder. Main subject selected and adjustments made to lighten shadows, darken highlights and increase midtone contrast as appropriate. Inverse of main subject selected and adjustments made as appropriate to contrast, highlights, shadows and saturation to make the bird stand out more effectively. Main subject sharpened after resizing for upload.
LocationAstrolabe Island, Northern Antarctic Peninsula (Unknown)
Keywordsimmature
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