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Superb Lyrebird

Superb Lyrebird (Image ID 40762)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 5th Jun, 2020 and uploaded on Wed 10th Jun, 2020 .
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ID40762
CommentNote the black tongue. I was fortunate to spend more than an hour with this bird as it moved around the campground, apparently aware but unfazed by me and my partner's presence. The bird sometimes came quite close - within 3 metres or so and spent virtually all its time foraging, as shown.The only downside to this session was the horrendous mosquitoes, in their hundreds and voracious.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 286mm
1/160 sec, f7.1, ISO 2000. 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.
LocationSaltwater Creek campground, Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, adult
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