And then in a dark moment she left (Three Photographs)

female-cardinal-2To view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

In my experience to get shots of a female cardinal is pure luck; they like hiding and staying out sight. I got a few moments to capture this bird. It meant not having much time to assess the light and adjust. The photos were warmer than was natural and this affected the color. I adjusted white balance to correct this, 4500 kelvin to 6500 kelvin. Once that was done I took care of a color-cast with saturation adjustments and I made adjustments to the exposure. And finally I took the shot of the cardinal just before it flew off and turned it into a black and white, just for the fun of it.

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10 responses

  1. These are great photos.

    Liked by 2 people

    September 28, 2016 at 1:53 am

  2. I especially like the black and white one – it has a fine art quality to it 🙂 Also, the way the bird is facing away from the viewer leaves you wondering “what is he looking at?”.

    Liked by 2 people

    September 28, 2016 at 2:20 am

  3. They are beautiful! I love them all!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

  4. Wonderful, Victor!

    Like

    September 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

  5. Beautiful!

    Like

    October 1, 2016 at 4:46 pm

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