Close up Snowy

Close up Snowy

Almost too close for digiscoping, but such close shots make for drama. This bird’s pose also creates interesting shapes and forms within the frame. Since we are photographing close in and tight, exposure is not nearly so difficult as it would be on most white birds in full sun. The -.7 EV exposure compensation brings out feather detail even in the highlights. A bit of Fill Light in Lightroom picks up the detail in the beak. And, of course, the yellow eye in the sun really stands out, and conveys a lot of personality in the bird (to be consciously anthropomorphic).

Sony DSC N1 behind the eyepiece of a Zeiss Diascope 85FL at an equiv. of approximately 2500mm. F6.3 @ 1/500th @ ISO 64. Programed Auto with -.7 EV exposure compensation.

From Space Coast Birding.


2 Responses to “1/30/2009”

  1. 1 Wes James
    01/30/2009 at 8:19 am

    Another beautiful picture, Steve… simply impeccable.

  2. 01/30/2009 at 4:29 pm

    Very nice detail indeed!

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