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Striated Thornbill

Striated Thornbill (Image ID 35943)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sat 29th Jun, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 5th Jul, 2019 .
Resolution1400x1024
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ID35943
CommentIt's a delightful time in my garden with many visits by the Striated Thornbills. They enjoy bathing in my bird bath and I greatly enjoy watching them. I've provided a thin branch for a perch and dense bushes next to the birdbath for a great hiding place if they ever feel threatened.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 1/500 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
Keywordsadult
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