January 09, 2011

Curious crow

So like the previous post said I was hunting for crows. But how it went was a different thing. Snow, white sky and quite a low light are a BAD combination with black birds. This day those birds wanted to stay very high up on the trees so that made it even harder. After hunting a while and with fingers going numb from the cold this is what I managed to get.

It's a good idea in a situation like this to set the exposure at least one stop over the camera defaults. Cameras tend to make white situations gray and dark and this also helps with the details on the dark birds. But as you can see in this situation there was no way for lighting those crows faces to get some impressions.

ISO 1800
1/500 (1 1/3 stop over exposed)
F5,6 @ 300mm

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