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Rufous Fantail

Rufous Fantail (Image ID 38014)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 16th Dec, 2019 and uploaded on Mon 6th Jan, 2020 .
Resolution1369x1050
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ID38014
CommentI was delighted to see this and get shots with the tail fanned on a recent visit to the reserve, especially as one of the group I went there with (Con Boekel) had said there were reports of a sighting. Conveniently, the bird appeared right next to the pathway as we were walking through. The bird appeared to be collecting nesting material in this shot.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/200 sec, f6.3, ISO 2000. 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
Keywordsadult, behaviour/display
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