Flicker Chicks (Ten Photographs)
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This is the second in my Flicker nest series. As time went on the adult bird came back less often to the nest. As the feedings took only a few moments they were easy to miss and hard on the arms (holding a 300mm 2.8 lens). Sorting and editing took considerable time given the number of shots. High ISO, color-casts, noise reduction and sharpening all posed issues and I tried for a good balance to get the photos just right. To some degree you can copy settings from one photo to the next in Lightroom but every photo this close up is slightly different in lighting. This was the first year I have had a chance to shoot chicks being fed. The odds are any nest like this will be in poor light necessitating high ISOs, and light will be filtered through leaves, meaning a color-cast.