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Bush Stone-curlew

Bush Stone-curlew (Image ID 40895)
Photographed byMichael Todd on Wed 17th Jul, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 19th Jun, 2020 .
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ID40895
CommentStone-curlew eyes! I feel like they look into my soul when I look at them. The stone-curlews at this location attempt to breed each year in inappropriate locations like carparks and tennis courts- generally failing. This photo was not taken at a nest however.... I wouldn't want to breach rules. Captured at f/7.1 to get as much of the bird sharp as possible while obtaining a soft background. Tripod for the slow shutter speed. Bird was in the shade. Good thing about Stone-curlews is that they are good at remaining still.
EquipmentNikon D810, with Nikon 200-500 mm zoom at 500mm. f/7.1, 1/20 sec, ISO 200. Adobe Lightoom and Topaz Sharpen for basic alterations. Photo cropped to focus on the head.
LocationBarham, New South Wales
Keywordsadult
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