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Australasian Darter

Australasian Darter (Image ID 38945)
Photographed byMary Wheeler on Wed 14th Aug, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 12th Feb, 2020 .
Resolution1400x1050
Viewed127
ID38945
CommentDare to be different. Find something uncommon in the common. That is what I wanted to achieve in this image. The usual habitat of this bird is not depicted in this image. It is different, almost abstract. This background was created by the shadows under a nearby bridge. It contrasts beautifully not only with the bird but with the branch she is perched on. It gives it an almost ethereal feel. On a technical note I cloned out a small branch at the top of the birds right wing as it distracted from the composition.
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D mark II ,Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM , Ext EF 2x III 1/[email protected]/5.6 Spot metering ISO320 Tripod 600mm . Tiff file created in DPP4 and transferred to Photoshop to reduce noise using Topaz DeNoise , clone out small branch, downsize and final sharpen.
LocationPilliga Wetlands, New South Wales
Keywordsfemale, adult, behaviour/display
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