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Little Corella, Long-billed Corella

Little Corella, Long-billed Corella (Image ID 40294)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 27th Apr, 2020 and uploaded on Thu 30th Apr, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1275
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ID40294
CommentAn altercation between the two species. There was a lone Long-billed Corella (far left) - the rest were all Little Corellas. A flock of maybe 20 birds had flown in for a late afternoon drink at a dam a short walk from home. A bit of late afternoon light is adding some warmth to the shot. Sadly the sun disappeared behind a bank of cloud before the light really warmed up.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/2500 sec, f7.1, ISO 800. 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.
LocationKambah, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult, behaviour/display
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