Common Yellowthroat Singing

© Michael G. Mill

Common Yellowthroat Singing

Carol Eade level-addict May 05, 2011

Very beautiful, so well composed! #1374881

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Sony DSLR-A700
1/320 second
ISO 200
600 mm w/1.4tc

This image breaks some of the classic rules for bird photography. The bird is quite small in the frame and the lighting is from the side and somewhat harsh. Rules are made to be broken. One of the biggest reasons photographers tend to make frame filling images of birds is because with the bird smaller in the frame it is much harder to get a pleasing image without distracting elements drawing your attention away from the subject. If you pay careful attention to your composition and depth of field it is possible to make a pleasing image of a bird small in the frame and give your viewers something a little different from the typical bird photograph.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 840.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A700

Uploaded on May 05, 2011 Editor's Pick

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