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Bridled Tern

Bridled Tern (Image ID 37891)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sun 24th Nov, 2019 and uploaded on Mon 30th Dec, 2019 .
Resolution1400x934
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ID37891
CommentI was setting up in hope of getting a shot of just one of the birds taking off from its branch, following a flight pattern that it had already followed several times previously. However, its partner came in and tried to mate, but was seen off. I only captured the pair at the extreme RHS of my lens, and hence the image is a fraction unsharp, and I was also limited in crop options
EquipmentNikon D800 camera body, Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR lens, Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod, Dietmar Nill gimbal tripod head. 1/3200 sec; f9 Manual Exposure Mode; (‘floating’) ISO 720; Centre-weighted Metering; Focus Mode AF-C. Picture (colour) Control Standard. Opened and adjusted in Camera RAW, post-processed in Photoshop CC: catch-light enhanced, straightened, cropped, re-sized and sharpened, then converted to Jpg. Further sharpened and noise controlled in Topaz Sharpen AI Pro. Checked against NEF/RAW file for colours and density. Before entering ‘New Images’ I further lifted the highlights +6 and dimmed whites -1, using the sliders in Adobe Camera Raw/CC 2019. Checked colours using ‘The Australian Bird Guide’
LocationPenguin Island, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, female, in flight, adult, behaviour/display
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