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    Species

    Common Name: Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
    Scientific Name: Lophochroa leadbeateri

    Date: 10 August 2017

    Location: Western QLD

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

    Camera Settings
    ISO: 400
    F-Stop: 4
    Shutter Speed: 1/3200
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash: Manual, Evaluative metering, no flash

    Technique: Staking out water source with ghillie suit & camera on tripod.

    Attraction Aides: None

    Post Production
    Lightroom 5.7: Crop from all sides (13% of original), curves, +20 saturation
    Elements 12.1: Sharpen bird (Nik), noise reduction on background (Topaz)

    Notes: Just returned from a very enjoyable few days with Adam Blyth & Chris Martinez. This species was one of the highlights for all of us!
    My website, Flickr and Facebook page.
    Australian Life List: 419 (Striated Grasswren, Opalton, QLD, 24/08/17)

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    Ripping shot Daniel, I love it!

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    Just stunning Daniel, glad you had a wonderful time. Such a beautiful bird.

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    Great portrait Daniel, hard to go past a nice crest up pose of these colourful birds.

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    Sounds a great trip, Daniel and such a great portrait to bring home!
    'Birds are beautiful because they are beautiful to themselves' Richard Prum
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    The money shot!!! Cracker mate!
    Cheers, Dave

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    Aus Life List IOC= 688 - Carpentarian Grasswren
    "So God created every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:21


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    Ohhhhh............ I am going to have trouble seeing these Bowra and environs images from you, Chris and Adam, Daniel. A ripper. Just wondering if you could adjust the highlights down a tad? I have had a play (hope that is OK?):

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    Lowered the highlights a few notches to bring out a little more detail in the feathering and pinks and understand its probably a personal thing. A real cracker and glad you had a good time. Wilson

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    Thanks Wilson. I do like your adjustment. We missed you on the trip!
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    Australian Life List: 419 (Striated Grasswren, Opalton, QLD, 24/08/17)

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    Not bad... Wilson's remake looks even better.
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they come up with some great ideas..

    Cheers Rev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Venema View Post
    Thanks Wilson. I do like your adjustment. We missed you on the trip!
    Your welcome Daniel. Don't make me feel any worse than I already am for not being able to go! Happy you guys had a great time and I will make it one day. Thanks again, Wilson.

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    The repost picks up a bit more detail in the pinks, and it is such a delightful pose!
    Cheers, John Daniels.

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    The repost is an absolute ripper!

    John

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    Cracker Daniel and Wilsons repost brings it out a little more.

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    Can't ask for much more than this / well done
    Comment and critique welcome
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    Cheers!

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    Amazing image, not sure if its just me but the highlights do seem a little bright perhaps adjusting them will make the image more pleasing.

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