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Apostlebird

Apostlebird (Image ID 39684)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 11th Oct, 2019 and uploaded on Tue 24th Mar, 2020 .
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ID39684
CommentThe gang! This group of a dozen or more Apostlebirds came in to one of the water troughs a few times over the course of half an hour as we waiting in the hide. Light was difficult due to heavy canopy and early time of day so I had to push the ISO up higher than usual.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/250 sec, f6.3, ISO 2500. 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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