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Pink-eared Duck

Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 35942)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 28th Jun, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 5th Jul, 2019 .
Resolution1400x893
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ID35942
CommentI'd never seen Pink-eared Ducks at my local dam before but recently saw them on and off over a few different days. They were very wary though so I had to settle for 'bird in the environment' shots, here taken with an angle finder holding the lens not much above the water. Late afternoon shot, hence the warm colour.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/800 sec, f7.1, 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.
LocationKambah, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsfeeding, adult
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