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Great Egret

Great Egret (Image ID 43510)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sun 15th Nov, 2020 and uploaded on Sun 22nd Nov, 2020 .
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ID43510
CommentThis Eastern Great Egret ( Ardea alba modesta) of Bibra Lake is in full breeding plumage and courtship flush, the blue-green gape continuing to well behind the eye. Bibra Lake (GPS), WA. Status (IUCN Red List August 2020): Least Concern
EquipmentNikon D850 – DX Mode
Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR lens
Technique: Camera rig support: Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod, Dietmar Nill gimbal tripod head; standing on viewing platform
Exposure Mode: MANUAL 1/1000 sec at f7.1; ISO-640. Metering Mode: Center-Weighted; Focus Mode: AF-C & AF Area Mode: Dynamic, 9 points
Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting files; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for resizing and cropping to 132%, selective sharpening and general post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-in DeNoise for mild blanket sharpening and moderate noise control. Converted to Jpg via Tif file. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for distribution, data and colour checks
LocationBibra Lake, Western Australia
Keywordsin flight, adult, breeding plumage/features
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