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Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone (Image ID 37116)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Tue 17th Sep, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 6th Nov, 2019 .
Resolution1400x1050
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ID37116
CommentThis was taken in the company of a few others visiting the 'west' for the recent BLP conference in Fremantle. A small flock of Turnstones were feeding along the edge of one of the saline lakes on Rottnest. They were a little wary at first but once we got low and kept still, the birds became relatively confiding and moved a lot closer as they fed and went about their business, enabling quite a collection of shots. This one appears to have partial breeding plumage.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/2500 sec, f7.1, ISO 800.
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.
LocationRottnest Island, Western Australia
Keywordsadult
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