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Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 37943)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 16th Dec, 2019 and uploaded on Thu 2nd Jan, 2020 .
CommentTaken with an angle finder so I could get close to the water surface. There's also and out of focus Grey Teal at the far left.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/1250 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.
LocationThe Sanctuary, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory
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