Friday, May 01, 2009

Another step closer on the Vulture photo

I placed the camera closer and aimed it to get more sky into the photo to give a silhouette to the Turkey Vulture on the rock pinnacle. I was hoping that it would be a late afternoon photo so the sun would give a better color to the feathers, but one out of two's not bad. I could use a flash but I don't want to intrude too much on the birds.

Next time out, I'll try to find a way to get the camera higher so I can reduce the sky to the upper 1/3 of the photo, this will let the camera open the lens and let more light in to show the feathers on the bird and still keep the camera close. Lighting is so important in photography and even more when using game cameras because we don't have control of what time of the day an animal will trigger the camera. Here's an example at the same location with better lighting on Morning Dove sitting on the same rock.


At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Helen "Philippines Information Technology" Carry said...

Glad the vulture didn't caught you!

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Stormslegacy said...

Love the mourning dove on the rock! What a great shot ^_^ Too bad about the lighting with the vulture, because it's a nifty pose.


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