There have been an incredible number of great Egret photographs this year. Here I have chosen to present them in a different light. I’m going to guess that depending on who you ask these will either be liked for what they are… or I have committed a sin.
Each image was processed in Adobe Lightroom to enhance the fall reeds, marsh water, and add a dark vignette around the borders.
In keeping with my renewed interest in the ‘little locals’ here are 2 small House Sparrows.
Behind our house we have a large Umbrella Pine. It’s an impressive tree with thick cover.
Each morning several flocks of these sparrows sweep in and take up residence for hours at a time. As the sun warms up many will sit on the end of a pine bough and soak up the warmth. I can usually slip out and catch nice photos as they sun bath.
The only issue is when they all leave at the same time. Chaos, and there has been some close encounters.
This is another series of the sunlight morning photographs. Here it is a Black Capped Chickadee.
The bribe is displayed here too. A few different birds will return to the same tree with any food they find. Watching their habits allows us to anticipate where they might land or at least the direction of flight, if food is found in the same general area.
Everyone is a winner, the birds, the photographers, and even Agway the feed store. Well, especially the feed store.
These images were shot once again testing ‘Spot Metering’ with soft morning sun. The background produced nice Bokeh blurring, but a little dark. The shadow is enhanced by the meter type which in some circumstances might work well.