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Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen (Image ID 46377)
Photographed byPhilip d'Auvergne on Fri 21st May, 2021 and uploaded on same date.
Resolution1800x1200
Viewed496
ID46377
CommentThis takeoff shot of a swamphen created an interesting composition. Rather than using the rule of thirds, the framing is created by two leading lines. The first line is in the direction of motion; upwards and to the right, informed by the trailing edge of the right wing exiting bottom left, and the second is the strong complimentary diagonal line created by the leading edge of the left wing from top left to bottom right.
EquipmentCanon 650D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, 250mm, 1/1000s, f/6.4, 1000 ISO
Handheld, manual focus.

Post-processing includes:
- Lens corrections, exposure levels and white balane
- Masking the subject from the background
- Denoising the background and subject at different levels.
- Adjusting highlights, shadows and midtones on subject and background
- Sharpening of subject
LocationBallarat, Victoria
Keywordsin flight, adult
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