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Emu

Emu (Image ID 42509)
Photographed byJill Wilson on Sat 28th Sep, 2019 and uploaded on Tue 22nd Sep, 2020 .
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ID42509
CommentThe huge feet, the powerful legs and the shadow of the emu’s body convey a strong statement about the size and strength of Australia’s national bird emblem. In the arid outback of red sand and scrappy vegetation it finds water where it can, however small the puddle. The reflection of just the bill tells a story of survival in a harsh environment. The bird is thirsty, but wary, watching the camera. The morning light is already bright and emphasises the heat, the dry and the rich red colour palette on many pastoral properties in the bush.
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D MkII + 400mm f/4 DO II, handheld. Manual, partial metering, f/10, 1/ 500 sec, ISO 500, -1/3 exposure compensation. Processed with DPP4 & Photoshop Elements 15 with Neat Image 8.3.
LocationKirkalocka Station, Murchison region, Western Australia
Keywordsadult
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