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Providence Petrel

Providence Petrel (Image ID 35922)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sun 28th Apr, 2019 and uploaded on Mon 1st Jul, 2019 .
Resolution1400x1000
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ID35922
CommentUp close and personal! This was taken on a pelagic with BLP member and Lord Howe resident Jack Shick from his charter boat. I went out twice and this was from the second outing when conditions were brighter. There were plenty of close encounters but it was hard to nail a shot with the bird sharp - zooming back a fair bit helped. I'm not too fussed about the wing position in this one but liked the sharpness and detail. This is still a fairly hard crop where I've only kept about a fifth of the original pixels.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 170mm
1/3200 sec, f7.1, ISO 1250.
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 pelagic, New South Wales
Keywordsin flight, adult
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