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Common Bronzewing

Common Bronzewing (Image ID 46285)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sun 9th May, 2021 and uploaded on Mon 17th May, 2021 .
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ID46285
CommentOnce you realise that you’re not dealing with a frog (as did I, the first time I heard it call), the Common Bronzewing has a lingering, mournful call that will freely lead to its location, but it is easily flushed and readily takes off with a sharp wing clatter. Still, I managed about a dozen captures before this male took off and disappeared into dense vegetation nearby, where his female was waiting. Time of capture: 09:03
EquipmentNikon D850 – DX Mode
Nikkor AF-S 80-400 f4.5-5.6G ED VR IF N
Handheld, walking along track with camera; standing crouched during exposure
Exposure Mode: MANUAL 1/400 sec at f9 & Auto ISO-1000. Metering Mode: Center-Weighted; Focus Mode: AF-C & AF Area Mode: Dynamic, 25 points. VR: On
Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting file; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2021 for 149% crop, converting to Tif, selective sharpening and minimal general post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-in DeNoise for significant blanket sharpening and likewise noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for distribution confirmation, supplementary data and colour checks
LocationLen Howard Nature Reserve, Erskine, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, adult
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