Red-winged Black Bird (Two Photographs)
My e-Book Nature Photography: Making Photographs with Impact is for sale, just click on the title.
To view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com
Noisy, territorial and sometimes menacing is the general view of red-winged blackbirds. Let’s just say I can understand that. From a photographic perspective the detail in the bird is hard to shoot and the red often looks artificial. So I decided to use Nikon’s Highlight weighted metering instead of the normal spot metering. The results are dark requiring more working post-processing but the highlights are protected. As I try this new (for me) feature I will see how it goes. The shadows are not great and I will focus on that issue as I learn more about this mode.