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Australian Ringneck

Australian Ringneck (Image ID 38128)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sat 5th Oct, 2019 and uploaded on Mon 13th Jan, 2020 .
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ID38128
CommentAnother photo from the trip home after the BLP conference in the west. I liked the out of focus bird in the background. This was taken at a small water soak on the road in to Gawler Ranges National Park. It was stinking hot - got to 43 C that day (early spring; hate to see it in mid-summer) and the birds were flocking to this spot as it might have been the only water around for some distance. This pair (like some other species) landed some distance from the soak and walked to it for their drink. We never would have noticed the soak if it hadn't been for four Wedge-tailed Eagles drinking from it as we drove past.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/2000 sec, f6.3, 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.
Locationnear Gawler Ranges NP, South Australia
Keywordsadult
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