Swainson's Lorikeet
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Dbg1207

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Location: Paddington, NSW NSW AU
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Australian native Parrot pair make their new nest in a Date Palm Tree.
· Date: Thu 18-July-2019 · Views: 28 · Filesize: 161.8KB, 1516.4KB · Dimensions: 1200 x 900 ·
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Keywords: Swainson's Lorikeet
Camera: D850
Lens & Filters: Nikkor AF-S 200-500 f/5.6E
Film and/or ISO: 200
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/13
Location: Paddington, Sydney, AU
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Jane_Cooper


Location: AZ US
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Tue 23-July-2019 01:08 Rating: 10 

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Dbg1207

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Location: Paddington, NSW NSW AU
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Sat 27-July-2019 09:05

Thanks for your kind appreciation Jane.
I originally posted this series 'as is' directly from the camera, without any alteration whatsoever apart from some minor crops. I then attempted to "brighten" them a little in a repost with just minor pulls on the curves. I'm afraid that there was just not enough light under the virtual umbrella of the heavy fronds of that date palm, with the sun's light cut off directly behind it, at f/5.6 to get the kind of sharpness this lens is favored for. Stopping down did not help.
I would need to reshoot while the sun is on the eastern (right) side of the palm to get the best results.