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Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Sun 31st Dec, 2017 and uploaded on Mon 1st Jan, 2018 .
Resolution1400x1015
Viewed159
ID28968
CommentApologies as we have many spinebill photos but I loved the setting in this shot.... I was at the Australian National Botanic Gardens just before Christmas and noticed all the spinebills and other honeyeaters in the flowering Kangaroo Paws. However, it was bright and sunny and impossible for good photography. Yesterday was a cloudy day so I went back hoping to do better. Not only were there many spinebills (mainly immature) but also New Holland Honeyeaters and, at times, Yellow-faced Honeyeaters in the Kangaroo Paw. Most aren't bothered by people nearby either - at one point, I had spinebills and yellow-faced honeyeaters landing less than a metre from me. A really delightful experience to see them up so close.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/640 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.
LocationAustralian National Botanic Gardens (Australian Capital Territory)
Keywordsimmature
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