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Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 41346)
Photographed byMary Wheeler on Sun 19th Jul, 2020 and uploaded on Wed 22nd Jul, 2020 .
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ID41346
CommentSitting quietly in my garden ,I was able to get a close up shot of a female
Fairy-Wren who had just caught herself a delicious looking spider. I decided to enter this image as shows just what a bill is used for - catching food.
The image shows clearly the rufous coloured lores which extend around the eye for a “spectacles” effect. There is also a hint of this rufous colour on the ear coverts. The flowers in my garden created the soft colours in the background, which seems to mimic the colours of the bird and the spider .
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D mark II ,Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM , Ext EF 2x III
1/800sec @f/9 ISO 500 Spot Metering focal length 600mm . Tripod. Raw file converted to a 16bit tiff in DPP 4 and transferred to Photoshop to reduce noise in Topaz DeNoise6 and downsize before final sharpening.
LocationNarrabri, New South Wales
Keywordsfemale, feeding/with prey, adult
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