Pure Joy in Waning Light

© Bunny Snow

Pure Joy in Waning Light

Uploaded: April 19, 2010


This evening as an approaching thunderstorm grew near, the sky darkened, and I captured a mating pair of cardinals in their private ritual --mate feeding, which goes on during the full time the eggs are being incubated.

The cardinals mate for life and are devoted to each other.

It was a joyous occasion for them. But, also for me, as I've tried for two years to capture them sharply.

Edited in Camera Raw
19 April 2010, 4:41:50 p.m.
F5.6@1/200, ISO 1600 partial metering
Focal length, 300.0 mm f4L
580EX Speedlite: ETTL-1/3 HS Zoom 50
Better Beamer on flash
Tripod, Remote.


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Joy Rector April 20, 2010

awesome shot #1260678

Bunny Snow level-classic April 20, 2010

Thank you, Joy. I need to improve the composition, somehow. #8553897

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