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Australian Ringneck

Australian Ringneck (Image ID 37833)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Tue 1st Oct, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 27th Dec, 2019 .
Resolution1400x920
Viewed21
ID37833
CommentA group of Ringnecks were feeding on the edge of the Eyre Highway, late in the afternoon. By lying low, I was able to enjoy some close approaches as the birds worked their way towards me.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 360mm 1/1600 sec, f6.3, 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.
LocationEyre Highway, Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
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