Disturbed while Bathing

Disturbed while bathingTo view more of my photography please visit www.rakmilphotography.com

Like dogs coming out of water, birds also do that swirly thing to rid themselves water. High shutter-speed captures flying droplets of water, and weird expressions, while slower shutter speeds make the water more homogenous and blurs the subject.

Here we have a bit of both, caught at high-speed the water droplets separate, but the shutter released just as the bird stopped twisting about. All animals have a means of keeping horizons level in their eyes, and so we get this direct stare microseconds after massive head shaking. Any blur is minimized by the stare.

There are two things that bother me. One is the out of focus leaf just below the bird that just barely touches it. The second is the context. Taken with a telephoto lens meant I had to crop to get rid of more out of focus foreground. With a better choice of Fstop, more foreground would have added depth to the picture, showing the bird through the leaves. Not that I am complaining.

One response

  1. Ahhh!

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    July 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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