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Eastern Yellow Robin (26)
sandpiper2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
An Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis), a common passerine of eastern Australia. It is found in a wide variety of forest types from open woodland to rainforest and at all altitudes. This species is a delightful companion in the bush and will often follow people (at a distance), catching insects disturbed from forest tracks as you walk by.

This was shot in rainforest at Dorrigo NP and the light levels were pretty low and I was using ISO of 200. There was a lot of noise in the image and of course this is a crop of around half the original frame. At the time, I also took two shot with fill-flash, but they didnít work at all. With this shot, I tried NeatImage to reduce the noise, but it wasnít terribly successful. I also tried manual reduction in Photoshop, which was time consuming.

I suppose the moral of the story is that compact cameras such as my S2 will never match a DSLR and I post this shot to illustrate the trade off you get in low light.
I know its not perfect so donít be too harsh with your critiques.

Thanks for looking.

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sandpiper2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Noise
Edited by:wishnugaruda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)

Hi Chris,
I choosed another frame, reduced the noice from the BG and made it a little darker, hope you like it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda