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    Default Watching the Capricorn Sunrise.

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    Common Name- Brahminy Kite

    Scientific Name- Haliastur indus



    Date- 21-6-17



    Location- Causeway Lake QLD



    Camera Details

    Brand/Model- Nikon D3300

    Lens- Tamron 150-600mm &350mm.



    Camera Settings

    ISO- 100

    F-Stop- 6.3

    Shutter Speed- 1/1000sec.

    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-



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    Post Production- Light & contrast adjustment, found it hard to balance the whites & the shadows on the browns, small crop



    Notes- This pair perch low down on the same branch every morning near where we're camped.
    Cheers Judy
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    Lovely to get a pair. How great they are there every morning for you to enjoy. Well done.
    Cheers.

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    Such beautiful birds - and great to be able to get the pair. The whites look a little hot on my monitor.

    John

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    What a handsome pair - nice one Judy

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    A beautiful pair in bright light . They are the early risers at the beach and always have their spot from where they can check things out easily . You are right about the difficulty for correct exposure though . They look really nice to me .
    Regards Woody .
    Thanks for commenting . Any reposts or tips are always appreciated

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    Great shot. I really like the Brahminys.
    I have the same trouble with white in the direct sun. My rule is exposure compensation set to -0.7 or 0.1 for all my Nikons.
    Mike

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    they look good Judy 2 for the price of one they are a challenge to get right with there white but you have done a fine job

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    Nice work Judy....... I have never seen a pair down there... so well done Often photographed a single bird around the Causeway/ Kinka beach area. As Robert said not easy to get the white right on these so well done.

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    Well done, beautiful birds and not easy to photograph and expose right given their contrast brilliant white and deep rich brown plumage.

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    A gorgeous looking pair Judy!
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    Don't often see two in the one shot, so very well done. I like how the RHS bird has nestled itself into the dip in the perch.
    Cheers, John Daniels.

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