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    Default Brown Cuckoo Dove

    Species
    Common Name- Brown Cuckoo Dove
    Scientific Name- Macropygia phasianella

    Date- 12/11/2017

    Location- Lady Carrington Drive, R.N.P

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- Nikon D850
    Lens- Sigma 500 f4

    Camera Settings
    ISO- 640
    F-Stop- f4
    Shutter Speed- 1/200
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash- nil.

    Technique- Hand held

    Attraction Aides- calls

    Post Production- Saturation, exposure, sharpen, clarity and color temp adjustment & crop in Lightroom sent to Photoshop to clone a couple of twigs.

    Notes- Early morning walk along Lady Carrington and came across a Brown Cuckoo Dove just off the track feeding, used a call to attract him out and managed to snap this one with some Yellow leaves as a background.
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    Nice sharp shot Matt. Good colours.
    Mike

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    Matt Round (16-11-2017)

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    Good one Matt - those leaves make for an interesting background. Angle is a little steep but that is usually the way with this species and the eye contact is good.

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    I think it looks wonderful against the beautiful golden background
    Richard Jackson
    http://www.owlphotographer.com/
    your comments and suggestions are welcomed

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