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Australasian Grebe

Australasian Grebe (Image ID 33785)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 2nd Jul, 2018 and uploaded on Fri 25th Jan, 2019 .
Resolution1800x1389
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ID33785
CommentTaken late on a calm winter day, the setting sun had lit up a bank on the opposite side of this small water body creating this beautiful glowing reflection on the water and a lovely setting.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/250 sec, f7.1, ISO 2000.
Initially processed in Canon DPP 4 to crop, adjust exposure and lighting and perform noise reduction (at about 50% of default values). A 16 bit TIFF file was created from the RAW DPP image and finished in PSE (Adobe Photoshop Elements v9) where further 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.
LocationDam on edge of Murrumbidgee Golf Club, Kambah, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult
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