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Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 46698)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sun 6th Jun, 2021 and uploaded on Wed 16th Jun, 2021 .
Resolution1166x1800
Viewed132
ID46698
CommentI was delighted to see these visiting our bush block in the south coast hinterland. One of our neighbours claims they often turn up before a cold front comes through and one was predicted later that week. I don't know if there's anything in that though. This appears to be a male due to lack of any yellow on the head but it was in the company of another bird that didn't appear to have any yellow markings on its head either. They spend hours at a time feeding in their favoured trees and regularly revisit the same trees while ignoring many others.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1600. Initially processed in Canon DPP 4 to crop, adjust exposure and lighting. All noise reduction turned off in DPP. A 16 bit TIFF file was created from the RAW DPP image and finished in PSE (Adobe Photoshop Elements v9) where 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.
LocationNethercote, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, feeding/with prey, adult
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