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Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Image ID 44219)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 8th Jan, 2021 and uploaded on Fri 15th Jan, 2021 .
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ID44219
CommentThe markings on this bird are not as sharp and dark as I'd expect - perhaps a young bird just reaching adulthood? I was delighted to see it - not because it's a species I rarely see, although that helps. It was sighted in an extensive area of coastal heath that was decimated by the 2019-20 fires. The area is now recovering, initially being populated by a lot of grasses but there are signs of the heath re-sprouting from the ground or new seedlings emerging of the species that don't survive fire well (like the dead Hakea on which this is perched). Even better, this bird may have had a nest nearby as rather than fleeing when it saw me, it came in to check me out - perhaps trying to draw attention away from its nest, although I'm guessing on that. However, there was very little other birdlife apparent in the heath like the Southern Emu-wrens that normally live here and the road to recovery is likely to be long.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/2000 sec, f5.6, ISO 800. 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.
LocationLight to light walk south of Saltwater Creek, Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales
Keywordsadult
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