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Northern Giant-Petrel

Northern Giant-Petrel (Image ID 34590)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sat 23rd Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Tue 26th Mar, 2019 .
Resolution1400x910
Viewed67
ID34590
CommentThis was quite a spectacle. A dead penguin in the water created a melee of birds also including Southern Giant Petrels a Cape Petrel and Wilson's Storm Petrels. But it was always going to be a battle between the big birds, in this case, two Northern Giant-Petrels. The smaller birds picked off scraps and oil droplets in the water around the 'battlefield'.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/2500 sec, f6.3, ISO 1600.
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.
LocationCoronation Island, Antarctica (Unknown)
Keywordsfeeding, adult
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