blp shabash 430x45

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Image ID 35218)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Thu 21st Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Sun 12th May, 2019 .
Resolution1226x1050
Viewed33
ID35218
CommentNot usual to see one of these on land! Note the diagnostic yellow webbing between the toes. I'm uncertain about the subspecies of this bird, possibly exasperatus? I had noticed this bird flying around and seemingly 'buzzing' me over a number of minutes. I was puzzled by the behaviour until it eventually landed on this rock where it sat for a few minutes before dropping down between the boulders - presumably it had a nest down there but I retreated at that point and did not investigate. Location was among a colony of Chinstrap Penguins.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/3200 sec, f7.1, ISO 1000.
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.
LocationAstrolabe Island, Bransfield Strait, Antarctic Peninsula (Unknown)
Keywordsadult
You already have an outstanding request to download this image for non-commercial purposes. You may cancel this request by clicking on the button below and waiting for confirmation that your request has been noted. When you have selected all the images that you require, go to 'My Download Requests' (under Photo Gallery) and submit your request by clicking 'Add Request' and filling out the details. You will be advised of the result by email. Note that cookies MUST be enabled for this to work.
You may request download of this image for non-commercial purposes. A request that meets the usage rights of this image will be automatically approved; a request that does not meet the usage rights will be refused, but may (at the Download Manager's discretion) be referred to the photographer. The usage rights of this image are: Any non-commercial use by any requestor, including personal use. For further details of image usage rights, see here. Request the image by clicking on the button below and waiting for confirmation that your request has been noted. When you have selected all the images that you require, go to 'My Download Requests' (under Photo Gallery) and submit your request by clicking 'Add Request' and filling out the details. You will be advised of the result by email. Note that cookies MUST be enabled for this to work.
Previous15779/15829 in Main LibraryNext
Previous727/745 by Glenn PureNext
Previous15/16 of Wilson's Storm-PetrelNext
Previous42/44 of Southern Storm-PetrelsNext
Previous21973/22504 OverallNext
Use the arrows at the left and Right hand side of this page to display the Next/Previous photographs in that group, or click on one of the blue links above to start a slide show in that group (group slide shows are only allowed if there are less than 1000 images in the group).

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.