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    Default Predator and prey in the NT

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    Species
    Common Name- Australian Hobby and Budgerigar
    Scientific Name- Falco longipennis and Melopsittacus undulatus

    Date- 22 Feb 2017

    Location- Owen Springs NT

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- 7DII
    Lens- 100-400mm canon USM II

    Camera Settings
    ISO- 800
    F-Stop- 5.0
    Shutter Speed- 1/1600
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-

    Technique- hand held from vehicle

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    Post Production- minor basic, crop

    Notes- Hi guys, thought I would share this as it shows two of my favourite all time species in a hauntingly beautiful setting I thought. Hobby perched on a blackened old Corkwood watching a flock of Budgies in the distance as the sun goes down. Opportunistically shot before doing some night driving looking for reptiles. Still quite happy for critique please! Cheers Cam

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    Pretty good silhouette Cam quite artistic.

    Mike


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    Very different, Cam - I really like it.

    John

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    I call images like this "Birdscapes". A shot of a bird within its environment with emphasis not so much on the bird but rather on the whole scene. I have done a few of them myself although not as a silhouette. Love the interesting shape of the tree and the muted colours of the background. Can't make up my mind but I think I would like to see less of the empty sky and as a pano crop.

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    This is really cool! Love the outline of that tree and the gradient of colour in the BG. Nice timing to get the Budgie flock back there too.
    Cheers, Owen.

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    Thanks guys preciate it. The original image only has a small amount extra on the right hand side otherwise barely touched. This was the clearest out of 4 or so frames where the budgies were less.visible. great scene to watch I tell ya! Cheers Cam

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    Very much a Northern Territory scene. I like it as cropped and would be tempted to give it another round of sharpening to make the silhouette stand out more. Not sure if it would work on the Budgies.
    Don't take life too seriously, it never ends well.
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