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Red-browed Finch

Red-browed Finch (Image ID 40424)
Photographed byCon Boekel on Mon 23rd Dec, 2019 and uploaded on Sun 10th May, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1052
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ID40424
CommentThis was one of a very small flock that was benefiting from introduced fog grass growing on the margins of an artificial water body. It was captured at the height of the Drought and this species was demonstrating adaptability by finding new food sources.
When capturing the image I was trying to capture 'typical' stances of this species in order to provide an image that was 'fresh' in the context of this competition. When I started the post processing, I realized that the upper and lower bills in this image did not fit neatly. What was probably happening was that the bird was manipulating its beak in order to work a seed out of its husk.

A section of a grass stem has been cloned out.
EquipmentCanon 5D Mk IV
Canon EF 500mm 1:4 L IS 11 USM
Manfrotto ballhead
f/10
1/1600 sec
ISO-1600
0 step
500 mm
Processed using first DPP 4, PSE 13 and Neat Image.
LocationLake Ginninderra, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult
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