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Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow (Image ID 35423)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 13th Jul, 2018 and uploaded on Wed 22nd May, 2019 .
Resolution1399x1050
Viewed29
ID35423
CommentA photo from last winter. I took lots of photos of these swallows as they congregated in large numbers at a dam a short walk from home. I observed this over a number of frosty mornings and it seemed to be some type of feeding activity. I never got around to processing this photo or a number of other shots although of the many photos I took, very few were keepers.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/4000 sec, f6.3, ISO 2000.
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.
LocationKambah (Australian Capital Territory)
Keywordsin flight, adult
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