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Red-capped Plover

Red-capped Plover (Image ID 37150)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Tue 17th Sep, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 8th Nov, 2019 .
Resolution1378x1050
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ID37150
CommentWho doesn't like a cute baby bird? Actually we have almost no shots of juveniles of this species in our library and none at this stage of growth. There was a lot of foam blown around the edges of the saline lakes on Rottnest and I thought it added some interest to the scene.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 371mm 1/3200 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
Keywordsjuvenile
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