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Splendid Fairy-wren

Splendid Fairy-wren (Image ID 37536)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Thu 26th Sep, 2019 and uploaded on Sun 8th Dec, 2019 .
Resolution1387x1050
Viewed24
ID37536
CommentThis bird was very close - not even taken at full zoom and I haven't cropped a lot off this frame. I've cloned out a branch that ran to the right of the bird's head as it was rather distracting. Taken in a patch of open scrub near the Ranger's House (across the road from the Stirling Range Retreat)
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 349mm 1/640 sec, f8, 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.
LocationStirling Range Retreat, Western Australia
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
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