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Western Spinebill

Western Spinebill (Image ID 40789)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sun 12th Apr, 2020 and uploaded on Sat 13th Jun, 2020 .
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ID40789
CommentThis female Western Spinebill had found a rare flowering patch of Parrot Bush at a time, where nothing much else was flowering in the area. She visited often through the morning, and getting the image was down to standing still under camouflage netting. The image was taken at 11:22.
EquipmentOlympus OM-D E-M1X camera body
Olympus 300mm f4 IS Pro ED M.Zuiko lens + MC-14 Teleconverter.
Camera rig Support: Velbon Neo Carmagne Carbon Tripod with Manfrotto Ball Head Art 498RC2; standing under camouflage netting.
Exposure Program/Shooting Mode: ‘Manual’; shutter speed 1/250 sec, f5.6 & ISO-640. Metering Mode: ‘Spot’. Autofocus single 'Large Spot'. Shooting mode ‘Silent’/4-frame sequential. Stabilizer S-IS AUTO on.
Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for post-processing, selective sharpening of bill only and slight crop; Topaz Pro plug-in DeNoise for noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for supplementary data and colour checks.
LocationBungendore Park, Western Australia
Keywordsfemale, adult
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