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Budgerigar

Budgerigar (Image ID 44844)
Photographed byMary Wheeler on Wed 16th Sep, 2020 and uploaded on Wed 17th Feb, 2021 .
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ID44844
CommentA group of Budgerigars were feeding close to our campsite and I spent a very pleasant afternoon photographing them feeding quietly in the shadows. I chose this image as it had good eye contact with the birds, they were sharply in focus and the composition was interesting.
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D mark II ,Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM , Ext EF 2x III 1/320sec @ f/11 focal length 600mm ISO 800 Spot Metering Hand held The image was processed in Lightroom to adjust White Balance, reduce sharpening and enable lens profile correction. A tif was then transferred to Topaz De Noise AI for noise reduction. After the file was returned to Lightroom it was adjusted for Sharpness, Highlights,Shadows,, etc. The tif was transferred to Photoshop where I removed a distracting weed next to the middle bird. and some distracting highlights. The image was then downsized and final sharpening applied before saving .
LocationMutawintji National Park, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, female, feeding/with prey, adult
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