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Leaden Flycatcher

Leaden Flycatcher (Image ID 38934)
Photographed byMary Wheeler on Sat 2nd Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 12th Feb, 2020 .
Resolution1400x1050
Viewed360
ID38934
CommentThis image was taken at a waterhole surrounded by tall trees and shrubs. The only place that did not have changing light conditions was on a branch that had fallen into the middle of the waterhole. So I sat and observed the birds behaviour and noticed that occasionally some birds would land on this branch. I focused on the branch and waited. My patience was rewarded. These two Flycatchers landed for only an instant and I was lucky to capture this fleeting moment. Their interaction is one of the features of this image drawing your attention immediately to the birds. Technically the image is well focused, there are no distractions in the background, the exposure is good and considering that there are two birds the depth of field is acceptable. Footnote: the bird on the right is an immature male, moulting into his adult plumage.
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D mark II ,Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM , Ext EF 2x III 1/[email protected] f/5.6 Spot metering ISO 800 focal length 600mm .Tripod.Processed in DPP4 and transferred to Photoshop to lighten the shadows in the background, reduce noise in Topaz DeNoise downsize and final sharpening.
LocationMt Kaputar National Park, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, female, immature, adult, behaviour/display
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