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Bassian Thrush

Bassian Thrush (Image ID 36160)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Fri 26th Jul, 2019 and uploaded on Sun 28th Jul, 2019 .
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ID36160
CommentPortrait of subspecies lunulata. First time I had seen one of these - I was delighted by the beautiful patterning and colours on them. They are also very good photographic subjects as they spend much of their time frozen, waiting for sound or movement in the litter.

There is a small resident population at the Australian National Botanic Gardens and given the visitation these gardens receive, many of the birds there are relatively used to people. This little bird happily foraged under a bush for perhaps 10 minutes while I crouched on the ground nearby, within view, photographing away. My thanks to Con Boekel for alerting me to these birds and accompanying me on this visit to the gardens.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 340mm
1/60 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.
LocationAustralian National Botanic Gardens, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult
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