Two trips up to Birthday Creek Falls, Paluma, didn't quite get the male Golden Bowerbird (Amblyornis newtonianus) where I wanted.
But yesterday's effort did produce images without the annoying white highlights created by camera flash hitting the yellow plumage. Top image, ISO6400, background denoised a bit.. Next two, ISO3200, no denoise.
Well, some noise, from me carrying on several long chats to one of my favourite individual birds.
Flash shows the bird's beauty, but creates unwanted highlights.
Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.
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Dusky Moorhen pauses while attending to morning toilette in Townsville Palmetum. Not my target bird, but couldn't find Rufous Owl repo...
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