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Great Bowerbird

Great Bowerbird
Photographed byGlenn Pure on Wed 22nd Aug, 2018 and uploaded on Mon 3rd Dec, 2018 .
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ID32934
CommentI was really hoping to see and photograph and Great Bowerbird at his bower while on a trip to the Kimberley in late winter. I finally go my wish at Windjana Gorge. There was a fabulous bower right next to the walkway in to the gorge... but no bird to be seen. However, there was another bower under a bush in the campground and I lucked out the morning we left with this show. Here the male has his crest fully out and is down on his ankles.
EquipmentCanon 80D with EF 100-400mm Mark 2, handheld at 300mm
1/160 sec, f7.1, ISO 1600; Camera's built in flash used for fill.
Initially processed in Canon DPP 4 to crop, adjust exposure and lighting and perform noise reduction. 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 using Neat Image plugin for PSE. The background was noise reduced and the main subject sharpened after resizing for upload.
LocationWindjana Gorge campground (Western Australia)
Keywordsmale, adult, display
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