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Southern Giant-Petrel

Southern Giant-Petrel (Image ID 34617)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 18th Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Thu 28th Mar, 2019 .
Resolution1400x1004
Viewed35
ID34617
CommentThe immature birds seemed to like walking around in this way with wings spread. There was a small nesting colony at this site and chicks were observed at some nests. The site was in rocky outcrops not far behind the beach.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/1250 sec, f8, 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.
LocationSnow Island, Antarctic Peninsula (Unknown)
Keywordsimmature
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