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Rufous Fieldwren

Rufous Fieldwren (Image ID 45896)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Thu 22nd Apr, 2021 and uploaded on Thu 29th Apr, 2021 .
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ID45896
CommentThe Rufous Fieldwren as a species is endemic to Australia; eight subspecies are listed by 2019, six of which occur in WA, but two of those are restricted to islands. The depicted subspecies is the locally common but strictly coastal Calamanthus campestris rubiginosus, which is found only along the coast in a narrow belt from Kalbarri to Exmouth. Also known as the Western Fieldwren, it is a small and shy ground dwelling bird occurring in sandplains with thick, low shrub, saltbush habitats and low, densely vegetated heath areas. Time of capture 14:29
EquipmentNikon D850 camera body in DX Mode with Nikkor AF-S 80-400 f4.5-5.6G ED VR IF N lens. Camera rig support: Velbon Neo Carmagne Carbon Tripod with Manfrotto Ball Head Art 498RC2; standing on pathway by last sand dune before the beach. EXPOSURE MODE: Shutter Priority; shutter speed 1/3200 sec; f5.6 with EV +0.7 step & ISO-400. Metering Mode: Center-Weighted; Focus Mode: AF-C; AF Area Mode: Dynamic, 9 points.
Post Production: Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing, and selecting file. Nikon View-NXi for Tif conversion. Adobe Photoshop 2021 for resizing and 207% crop, selective sharpening and general post processing inclusive of removing disturbing objects and halos; Topaz Pro plug-in DeNoise AI for blanket sharpening and noise control. Simon Nevill’s ‘Birds of the greater South West’ consulted for detailed data and ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for supplementary data, subspecies distribution confirmation and colour checks.
LocationTurquoise Bay, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
Keywordsadult
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