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Baird's Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper (Image ID 34697)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 4th Mar, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 3rd Apr, 2019 .
Resolution1371x1050
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ID34697
CommentI noticed a few small groups of these sandpipers working the edge of the water so I set myself up near the shoreline, laid low and hoped they would come my way. They came ridiculously close (see zoom focal length). I had to switch my lens to focus 1m to infinity to get the shots as the birds walked right in front of me only a metre or two away.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 278mm
1/1000 sec, f8, 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.
LocationBetween Gypsy Cove and Stanley township, Falkland Islands (Unknown)
Keywordsadult
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