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Bassian Thrush

Bassian Thrush (Image ID 41019)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 26th Jul, 2019 and uploaded on Sat 27th Jun, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1545
Viewed330
ID41019
CommentI really find delightful the delicate patterning of the feathers in this species so feel it makes for a nice head portrait. Also being a relatively small bird, the experience of seeing it so big and at this level of detail hopefully provides an opportunity for study and contemplation not normally possible. I was lucky to have a very close encounter to get this shot. The flecks of dirt on its bill are evidence that it was actively foraging in the leaf litter at the time. I have added some blur to the lower left of the frame to soften a twig in the background.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 340mm
1/60 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.
LocationAustralian National Botanic Gardens, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult
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