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Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin (Image ID 35333)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 25th Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Sun 19th May, 2019 .
Resolution1390x1050
Viewed16
ID35333
CommentBased on location (South Georgia), this should be subspecies papua which also occurs on Australian subantarctic islands. Almost half of the world's breeding population of the subspecies is thought to occur on South Georgia. The only other subspecies ellsworthi occurs further south on the Antarctic Peninsula and South Sandwich Islands and is a little smaller in size than ssp papua
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/1600 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.
LocationKing Haakon Bay, South Georgia (Unknown)
Keywordsadult
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