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Australian Spotted Crake, Spotless Crake

Australian Spotted Crake, Spotless Crake (Image ID 46460)
Photographed byPeter Owen on Fri 21st May, 2021 and uploaded on Mon 24th May, 2021 .
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ID46460
CommentI watched these two birds feeding for two hours before they moved close enough to photograph them in the one frame. As their paths crossed, I took several shots focusing on the front bird and some on the rear bird. When it came to processing, I found the front bird focus caused the rear bird to be over exposed beyond a manageable level. I therefore chose this image as it to captured the late afternoon light. I also feel the intricate pattern on the rear bird benefits more by being the one in focus.
EquipmentCanon 5DlV, Canon EF400 F4 DO IS 11 USM Lens 1.4x TC 560mm !/1000s F8 ISO 1000 handheld
LocationTolderol Game Reserve, South Australia
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
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