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White-bellied Storm-Petrel

White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Image ID 35187)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 26th Apr, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 10th May, 2019 .
Resolution1400x994
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ID35187
CommentUnfortunately I over-exposed this and blew out the whites on the flank so no detail can be recovered there and it's the only shot I kept. I'm posting all the same as it shows the underside patterning of the plumage reasonably well. We only have a couple of other shots in our library and only one other of the underside. This bird made quite a splash, as seen, when it went for a scrap of shark liver in the water, which was used as an attractant on this pelagic trip.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/2500 sec, f7.1, ISO 1250.
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.
LocationNear Ball's Pyramid, Lord Howe Island (New South Wales)
Keywordsin flight, adult
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