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Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 46022)
Photographed byPhilip d'Auvergne on Fri 30th Apr, 2021 and uploaded on Thu 6th May, 2021 .
Resolution1800x1013
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ID46022
CommentThe autumn colours are such an incredible canvas to work with, but I wonder if they are too much of a distraction in the image. I\'m interested in how others would approach post-processing a photo like this, where the background plays a massive role in the overall composition.

Edited with darktable:
1) Exposure, white balance and lens corrections
2) Subject is overall brightened with individual shadow/midtone/highlight adjustments, iris brightened and saturated.
3) Background colours have been slighty shifted toward yellow, and the tree trunks lightened and saturated to bring a little more uniformity,
Subject and background individually denoised at different strengths to suit the different levels of detail.
EquipmentCanon 650D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, 1/400s f/5.6 500 ISO
LocationBallarat, Victoria
Keywordsmale, adult
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