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Common Bronzewing

Common Bronzewing (Image ID 39689)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Wed 9th Oct, 2019 and uploaded on Tue 24th Mar, 2020 .
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ID39689
CommentA large number of Bronzewings gradually gathered as dusk approached for a final drink at one of the water troughs as we waited patiently in the nearby hide. There may have been 50 or more birds at one point - but they were extremely skittish and wary. I rather liked the light on this one and the background. I've cloned out the head of one bottom left corner and the back of one immediately below the subject.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/320 sec, f7.1, ISO 1600. 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
Keywordsmale, adult
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