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Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 39877)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sat 4th Apr, 2020 and uploaded on Sun 5th Apr, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1304
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ID39877
CommentEven though we are unable to venture outside home as much these days, it's a delight to have such wonderful birdlife in the garden. This one was about to take a dunk in my birdbath. The spinebills and other small birds have been particularly active in my garden of late. Other species include Silvereyes, Grey Fantails, Brown Thornbills and at least one immature Golden Whistler.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/1250 sec, f6.3, 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.
LocationKambah, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult
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