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Lord Howe Woodhen

Lord Howe Woodhen (Image ID 35799)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 29th Apr, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 21st Jun, 2019 .
Resolution1334x1050
Viewed19
ID35799
CommentA rare unbanded bird of this species (perhaps it has only recently reached adulthood). This one was photographed with another bird (band 242) on the roadside outside a home on the southern end of the island. I sat quietly and was delighted when the birds came up within a metre or me at times.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 135mm
1/125 sec, f7.1, ISO 2500.
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.
LocationLord Howe Island, New South Wales
Keywordsadult
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