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Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Image ID 39640)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Thu 10th Oct, 2019 and uploaded on Sat 21st Mar, 2020 .
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ID39640
CommentSeen foraging with others in low bushes. The bird shows characteristic pale iris and white scalloping on the forehead. The chestnut rump is also just visible. I had considered whether this was a Buff-rumped, which looks similar, but it hasn't been confirmed at Gluepot where this bird was photographed.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/400 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.
LocationGluepot reserve, South Australia
Keywordsadult
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