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Blue-billed Duck

Blue-billed Duck (Image ID 37191)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Wed 18th Sep, 2019 and uploaded on Mon 11th Nov, 2019 .
Resolution1400x968
Viewed22
ID37191
CommentMy thanks to Mark Davidson for showing me this location. There were a few of this species swimming and feeding near the bird hide, although we were sitting outside on the decking next to the lake edge. The ducks weren't too worried about us and made some fairly close approaches. Taken late afternoon if failing light.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/160 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.
LocationBibra Lake, Perth, Western Australia
Keywordsfemale, adult
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