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Eastern Yellow Robin

Eastern Yellow Robin (Image ID 39740)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Thu 27th Feb, 2020 and uploaded on Sat 28th Mar, 2020 .
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ID39740
CommentCon Boekel and I went out to get some shots of birds (if we could find any) in burnt areas of Namadgi National Park, after the large bushfire earlier in the year. We did come across a patch that had not burnt as intensely as some areas and seemed to attract a reasonable mix of species including a pair of these robins. The goal was to try for some shots on the black and burnt trees and twigs. In this case, they were more singed than burnt but I think it makes an interesting photo all the same.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm 1/400 sec, f6.3, 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.
LocationCorin Dam road, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult
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