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Satin Bowerbird

Satin Bowerbird
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sun 26th Nov, 2017 and uploaded on Mon 27th Nov, 2017 .
Resolution1350x1050
Viewed131
ID28540
CommentAn immature male practicing his bower dance routine with bower in background. Each pose is usually maintained for a few seconds at a time while the bird tries to stay as motionless as possible - greatly helping with photos as a low shutter speed is usually needed as the bower is under bushes. This is one of the commonly seen poses with the bird plumage flattened down, eye almost popping out and the body arched over towards the ground. Often done with several bower ornament in bill. These birds seem to select from a standard set of poses and routines but always fascinating to watch as I never know which one will come up next.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/200 sec, f7.1, ISO 1600.
Initially processed in Canon DPP 4 to crop, adjust exposure and lighting and perform noise reduction. 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 using Neat Image plugin for PSE. The background was noise reduced and the main subject sharpened after resizing for upload.
LocationKambah (Australian Capital Territory)
Keywordsmale, immature, display
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