blp shabash 430x45
Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

Chestnut Teal

Chestnut Teal (Image ID 44417)
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Mon 11th Jan, 2021 and uploaded on Mon 25th Jan, 2021 .
Resolution1800x1190
Viewed166
ID44417
CommentA family of Chestnut Teals is highlighted nicely by a band of fog on the lake in the early morning light. I've added a bit more colour saturation to this than I normally might to bring out the warmth in the light and reflect the mood. Otherwise, this is a straight crop from the original frame I liked the circular bokeh at the bottom in this shot too. Taken with an angle finder on the camera so I could take the shot from close to the water level.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 400mm
1/8000 sec, f6.3, ISO 800. Initially processed in Canon DPP 4 to crop, adjust exposure and lighting and perform noise reduction (at about 50% of default values). 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(s) using Neat Image plugin for PSE. Stronger noise reduction was applied to the remainder. Main subject selected and adjustments made to lighten shadows, darken highlights and increase midtone contrast as appropriate. Inverse of main subject selected and adjustments made as appropriate to contrast, highlights, shadows and saturation to make the bird stand out more effectively. Main subject sharpened after resizing for upload.
LocationLake Curalo, Eden, New South Wales
Keywordsimmature, adult
You already have an outstanding request to download this image for non-commercial purposes. You may cancel this request by clicking on the button below and waiting for confirmation that your request has been noted. When you have selected all the images that you require, go to 'My Download Requests' (under Photo Gallery) and submit your request by clicking 'Edit/Submit' and filling out the details. You will be advised of the result by email. Note that cookies MUST be enabled for this to work.
You may request download of this image for non-commercial purposes. A request that meets the usage rights of this image will be automatically approved; a request that does not meet the usage rights will be refused, but may (at the Download Manager's discretion) be referred to the photographer. The usage rights of this image are: Any non-commercial use by any requestor, including personal use. For further details of image usage rights, see here. Request the image by clicking on the button below and waiting for confirmation that your request has been noted. When you have selected all the images that you require, go to 'My Download Requests' (under Photo Gallery) and submit your request by clicking 'Edit/Submit' and filling out the details. You will be advised of the result by email. Note that cookies MUST be enabled for this to work.
Previous183/183 in Creative Images 
Previous966/969 by Glenn PureNext
Previous118/122 of Chestnut TealNext
Previous1518/1539 of Ducks, Geese and SwansNext
Previous26942/27494 OverallNext
Use the arrows at the left and Right hand side of this page to display the Next/Previous photographs in that group, or click on one of the blue links above to start a slide show in that group (group slide shows are only allowed if there are less than 1000 images in the group).

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.