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Red-tailed Tropicbird

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35975)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sat 27th Apr, 2019 and uploaded on Tue 9th Jul, 2019 .
Resolution1268x1050
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ID35975
CommentThese Tropicbirds spend much of their day wheeling around the cliffs at Malabar on Lord Howe Island after feeding early and late in the day. Occasionally one would come up close to the cliff on the updraft or come in for a landing. I managed to chop the very tip of the lower wing off this bird and have done a small canvas extension on the bottom of the frame and small clone job to restore the missing centimetre of wing tip.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/3200 sec, f7.1, ISO 1000. 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
Keywordsin flight, adult
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