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    Default A flock? of Grasswrens

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    Species
    Common Name- Black Grasswren
    Scientific Name- Amytornis housei

    Date- Sept 2017

    Location- Bachsten, WA

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- Canon 7D II
    Lens- 500 f4

    Camera Settings
    ISO- 500
    F-Stop- f8
    Shutter Speed- 1/2000
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-

    Technique- Monopod

    Attraction Aides- Call playback

    Post Production- Three images aligned, masks applied, and birds brushed in/out as desired.

    Notes- I've cheated in this image. Yes, it is a photo of three individual birds, but no, I did not capture all three within a single frame. Each was photographed individually and combined in post-production.
    FYI, For those interested I've *finally* finished uploading photos from a three month trip to WA (late last year) - birds and much more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/colonel_007/

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    Exceptional image Mark, good work.

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    I was going to comment on the great depth of field and then I read your notes more carefully. Very effective Mark

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    Beautifully done Mark, and I am going to check out your WA trip.

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    Like Rob, I thought this a single image till reading your notes. Still like the result very much Mark, love the deep chestnut breast /belly of the female. Great birds, a species I'm longing to see.

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    Great photo(s) and a great job in post processing. Such a striking bird

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    lol! It's a great image!
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    Focus stacked bird photography - works for me! Ripper shot, Mark.
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    Great job Mark, a piece of art!
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    I saw this on your Flickr mate, and couldn't believe my eyes! Too bad it's not a single frame, but I can see why you've done it. Looks great.
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    Nice to get one let alone three. A masterful job of combining 3 images. Even their feet positioning looks good
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