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Superb Lyrebird

Superb Lyrebird (Image ID 35801)
Photographed byIan Wilson on Thu 20th Jun, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 21st Jun, 2019 .
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ID35801
CommentIn my work with the Sherbrooke Forest Lyrebird Survey Group I occasionally see something remarkable. In this case it was an adult male, 13-15 years old, preening before commencing his display. I have broken an important rule of framing by cutting off the bird's tail in an effort to bring him closer to better see how he is wiping the wet lyrate by quickly drawing it between his upper and lower mandibles. He did the same for his other lyrate, median feathers and tail filaments.
EquipmentCanon 1DxII + 400 mm f/4 DO II + 600EX-RT flash.
Manual, partial metering, AI Servo spot AF, f/10, 1/250 sec, ISO 800, ETTL flash control.
Processed using DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
LocationDandenong Ranges NP, Victoria
Keywordsmale, adult, breeding plumage
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