A Bird in Difficult Light (Five Photos)
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When I came out from the trail onto the lake I saw this bird and was anxious to take photographs. I was worried it would fly away and so I did not chimp (look at the back of my camera checking my exposure). Had I done so I would have increased the ISO and used spot metering. I was left with noisy underexposed/back-lit photographs that were a bit tough to edit. I increased the brightness and contrast adjustments to brighten the bird, while leaving the rest of the photos alone (using masks and levels in Photoshop). A rescue for sure, and a reminder not to get distracted from checking settings. By the way in the second photo the bird has a dragonfly in its mouth. The Bird is a juvenile black-crowned heron.