Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bad Hair Day

On Thursday I spent some time photographing birds in the rain. Unlike most humans they don't get out of the rain when it's time to eat. They don't carry around umbrellas. Rain or shine they still have to search for food. There were a pair of Red Breasted Nuthatches that were making very regular visits to the bird feeder. The image below was the best one I created from the morning. It was quite dark and cloudy out forcing me to use a relatively higher ISO than I normally use for most of my bird photography. I ended up using ISO 1600. Though I must say for today's cameras that's not much of a problem. In the final image the poor birds looking pretty bedraggled. A bad hair day! With the dark forest as the background the final image reminds me of a bird in a museum display. May you have a blessed weekend, chris Image created with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD at 500mm. Camera was supported on a window pod with a Bogen 3055 heavy duty ballhead on our bedroom widow ledge. Camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 1600, F 8.0 at 1/80th of a sec.