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Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 44727)
Photographed byHelen Leonard on Sat 4th Jul, 2020 and uploaded on Fri 12th Feb, 2021 .
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ID44727
CommentI have submitted this photo as I was really pleased with the composition and the photo is one of my best so far. I liked the way the colours of the bird are reflected by the colours in the ripe grass seed it was eating. This bird was in a small group at some distance initially, but as over time it came quite close allowing a close up image. I was pleased with the sharpness and detail as well as the exposure which needed very little post camera adjustment.
EquipmentOlympus E-M1-MarkII with a Leica 100-400 mm zoom lens at 400 mm focal length, ISO 320, F/6.3 Exposure 1/800s
LocationFinland Road Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
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