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Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 41720)
Photographed byMary Wheeler on Mon 3rd Aug, 2020 and uploaded on Thu 6th Aug, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1350
Viewed110
ID41720
CommentI have chosen to enter this image in the competition as it shows some of the traits that are sometimes not visible in an image of the entire bird. It shows clearly a ring of small brown feathers around its distinctive blue eye, and the spiney bristles that give this bird its name ,are very evident in this image. I also like this image as it gives a nice close up look at the the lovely soft pink facial skin that extends from its chin to the gape. I captured this image as the bird was feeding in an Eremophila, hence the pollen not only on the bird but on the leaves of the plant.
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D mark II ,Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM , Ext EF 2x III
1/1600 sec @ f/6.3 ISO 640.Spot Metering. The raw file was processed in Lightroom .Topaz DeNoise AI was used to reduce noise and the 16bit tiff was transferred to Photoshop only to adjust levels ,downsize and final sharpening before saving. Bird hide. Tripod
LocationNarrabri, New South Wales
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
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