Stay alert, control the camera, save photos
- Aug 16, 2012
Expose on the whites in RAW and bring up the shadows. It depends on the sensor how well this works.So, Buffleheads. (not you, the subject in the photos)
If you don't have these little ducks where you live you're missing out.
They're perpetually happy (look at the bill and tell me you don't see them smiling).
They're excellent swimmers.
They're also really hard (for me) to get a good picture of - the males anyway. Either I don't capture the colors in the head feathers adequately, or in the process of trying to capture the colors in the head feathers I blow out the highlights of that screaming white body.. Add to that the fact that the eyes are totally dark - almost black - and it always presents a challenge in any kind of decent light.
Three pictures - the first because of the colors in the head really stand out, the second because the reflection was really nice, and the third is of the hen in honor of the upcoming "season..."
Top Two - EOS-R / 100-400L II w/1.4X III @ 560mm / F8 / 1/800 / ISO 250
Bottom - 5D4 / 100-400L II w/1.4X III @ 560mm / F9 / 1/320 / ISO 800
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