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Australian Logrunner

Australian Logrunner (Image ID 36325)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Tue 13th Aug, 2019 and uploaded on Tue 20th Aug, 2019 .
Resolution1400x899
Viewed533
ID36325
CommentThe bird was busy foraging next to the walking track and appeared to be alone. I've been lucky to recover this shot at all. Aside from the high ISO, it was underexposed by more the 2 stops (EV). Unlike some other shots in the sequence, the shadow areas were better exposed in this one enabling me to recover it albeit with a little noise remaining on the bird. In hindsight, I probably would have been better off increasing the ISO more and opening the aperture a touch.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/50 sec, f7.1, ISO 4000.
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.
LocationJoalah National Park, Mt Tamborine, Queensland
Keywordsfemale, adult
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