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Little Corella

Little Corella (Image ID 40447)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Wed 6th May, 2020 and uploaded on Mon 11th May, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1313
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ID40447
CommentThe corellas had come down to the edge of a dam for a late afternoon drink. As seems to happen with them, they get spooked by something and all take off at once. I decided to position myself for a backlit shot on this occasion. I should have stopped down for a little more depth of field but the birds were some distance off and I still managed to get quite a few in focus at f/6.3.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/2000 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.
LocationKambah, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsin flight, adult
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