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Black-bellied Crimson Finch

Black-bellied Crimson Finch (Image ID 40304)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sun 16th Aug, 2020 and uploaded on Fri 1st May, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1124
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ID40304
CommentI've chosen to show the bird in its environment for this entry. This species is often found around water in the Top End and so is typical for this bird. In this case it was photographed in reeds along the edge of a lake. I liked the contrast of the red bird in the green setting.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/500 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.
LocationCentenary Park, Kununurra, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, adult
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