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Brown Quail

Brown Quail (Image ID 43582)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Tue 24th Nov, 2020 and uploaded on Fri 27th Nov, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1291
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ID43582
CommentI managed an outing to Oxley Creek early one morning on a recent visit to Brisbane. There were about half a dozen quail foraging in grass next to the path and not too bothered even when people walked past. They must be used to the traffic. Based on strong barring on the flank and little brown on the back/wings, I think this is a female.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/200 sec, f7.1, ISO 1600. 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.
LocationOxley Creek, Queensland
Keywordsfemale, adult
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