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Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 43712)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Fri 3rd May, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 4th Dec, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1313
Viewed204
ID43712
CommentAfter their morning drink, a pair of WA endemic Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos (Zanda aka Calyptorhynchus latirostris) flew to the top of a dead tree at the shore of Wagardu Lake to socialize and preen themselves, following which they’d fly on to forage for the day. Status of this species (Dec 2020): Endangered
EquipmentNikon D800
Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR
Camera rig support: Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod, Dietmar Nill gimbal tripod head
Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority 1/2000 sec at f4.5; +EV 0.3 & Auto ISO-250. Metering Mode: Centre-Weighted; Focus Mode: MANUAL & AF Area Mode: Single. VR: Off
Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting files; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for converting NEF to Tif and resizing to 1800X pix. 200% crop performed, then selective sharpening and extensive general post-processing before flattening the image and converting to Jpg. Topaz Pro plug-in DeNoise was used for moderate blanket sharpening and mild noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for data and colour checks
LocationYanchep National Park, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, female, adult, breeding plumage/features, behaviour/display
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