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    Default Red-Browed Finch

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    Common Name- Red-Browed Finch
    Scientific Name- Neochmia temporalis

    Date- 16 Feb 17

    Location- Woollamia (sth coast NSW)

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- Nikon D500
    Lens- Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G VR

    Camera Settings
    ISO- 200
    F-Stop- f/7.1
    Shutter Speed- 1/250s
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash- Nil/NA/High speed sync mode. 4 x Nikon SB-900 (Master @ 1/8, A&B @ 1/64, C @ 1/32)

    Technique- Bird-hide, Tripod + Wimberley gimbal head, cool drink in hand

    Attraction Aides- Bird-bath in native garden

    Post Production- ACR: Crop, sharpen, save as Tif. PSE 14: levels, removed a couple of distracting highlight reflections caused by flash around rock edge, sized for posting and final minor sharpen.

    Notes- These are very common garden birds along the east coast, however, as we all know, the extreme heat is drawing many birds (as well as humans!) to water. Obviously a set-up, however I couldn't resist recording this bright little fellow as it took advantage of my bird-bath.
    Warren Wilson

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    Lovely reflection warren

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    What a lovely capture
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    A setup, but a very nice capture, Warren. Just a pity he managed to get the tip of his tail behind that leaf.

    John

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    Warren Wilson (18-02-2017)

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    What a pretty picture Warren. Very evocative.

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    Warren Wilson (18-02-2017)

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    They are a common bird but not always an easy one to get in the open or a clear as this. The reflection and droplets of water really add to the capture.
    Don't take life too seriously, it never ends well.
    Bird species photographed in Australia: 330 Latest: White-Eared Monarch. Lee's Crossing. Qld 21/1/2017

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    It really appears to be looking at itself Warren. Lovely capture, Wilson

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    Love the reflection just with the leaf was not near the tail.

    I wonder if he thinks the 'other bird' is looking at him?

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    Beautiful, love the ripples reflected on the plumage.

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    That looks inviting , so cool and fresh . What bird could resist this . Bird looks so good and the reflection tops the scene off nicely Warren .
    Regards Woody .
    Thanks for commenting . Any reposts or tips are always appreciated

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    Really like this Warren! Can't believe how cool the red brow markings look from above, especially leading into the red edging on the beak like that! The green foliage adds a nice extra something to the frame imo and the reflection is great. Only thing I wish I could change is the leaf overlapping the tail as James said, a minor nit though.
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