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Brolga

Brolga (Image ID 46794)
Photographed byMichael Hamel-Green on Tue 22nd Jun, 2021 and uploaded on Thu 24th Jun, 2021 .
Resolution860x1400
Viewed145
ID46794
CommentI have been frequently encountering problems with sharpness, dynamic range, noise, and over-cropping. I have recently been experimenting with a 1.7 teleconverter to achieve 500mm reach with my fixed 300mm lens. Also, as advised by moderators, I am generally using a monopod, as in the case of this photo of a Brolga at reasonably close distance (3-4 metres), having some steadiness problems due to arthritis. I am processing raw images with Lightroom but still learning all the adjustments and strongly suspect I am not on top of how they interact to produce the best possible results. With this photo having a fast shutter speed and the use of a monopod, I think camera shake can probably be ruled out. However, I would welcome any advice on how I could have improved this image, either at the image capture stage (including camera settings), processing stage with Lightroom, or factors affecting equipment (eg calibration issues).
EquipmentNikon Z7ii, Nikon 300mm PF f4, TC1.7, focal length 500mm
ISO 1250
1/2500th f7.1
Monopod
LocationLake Borrie, , Werribee Treatment Plant, Victoria
Keywordsadult
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