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Brown Skua

Brown Skua (Image ID 34738)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 18th Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Sun 7th Apr, 2019 .
Resolution1400x1022
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ID34738
CommentThe Antarctic equivalent of a Currawong: these birds are widespread and often predate eggs and young of other species including penguins. As such they are very large birds, much larger than currawongs.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/2500 sec, f7.1, ISO 1600.
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.
LocationSnow Island, Antarctic Peninsula (Unknown)
Keywordsin flight, adult
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