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Forked Tail Drongo in a Forked Branch 2

My second attempt with this image. For those that rated the earlier version, thanks! I further cropped down the image, ran it through Topaz Gigapixel to improve the resolution, and added some additional noise reduction in Topaz Noise AI. I tweaked the image a little in Lightroom as well. I think the additional post production edits have improved the image.

Forked Tail Drongos are among the smartest birds in the dry brush forest in the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. They are famous for tricking other birds and animals by mimicking their cries and danger signals, and seem to have a self satisfied attitude.

I took the picture with a Canon 7D Mark II with a 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. The exposure settings were 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200, 400 mm, handheld.

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