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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island (Image ID 35130)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Tue 30th Apr, 2019 and uploaded on Mon 6th May, 2019 .
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ID35130
CommentFor those who haven't seen this place, what an amazing experience it is to be at the south end of Lord Howe Island near dusk as thousands of Providence Petrels come ashore for the night. Rather than landing however, they seem to spend a long time wheeling and chasing each other before settling. This is a breeding colony and represents a substantial portion of the world population. To get this shot, I made loud shouts - the birds respond by dropping down to see what the noise is about. It's not clear why they do this though. I used a very wide angle lens and the birds were only a couple of metres here.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EFS 10-18mm at 10mm.
1/1000 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 using Neat Image plugin for PSE. Main subject sharpened after resizing for upload.
LocationLord Howe Island (New South Wales)
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