Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Side Light: Female Cardinal

A cold frosty morning at the feeders was a perfect time to work with low-angle side light.  Shortly after sun rise a female cardinal utilized a number of perches to show off here beautiful muted colors.

Here the light passes through her translucent legs and bill making them glow as if lit from within.

Don't get stuck in the rut of always shooting with frontal light and miss some of the best shots of the day.

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! she's almost batting her eyelashes at you, coy!

Montanagirl said...

Good advice - these shots are beautiful!

Lois Evensen said...

Fabulous images!

Elaine said...

Fantastic work!! I've got the low angle light going right now and I don't even have to get up early to catch it, but no beauties like this one to shoot....

heyBJK said...

Fantastic shots! Great lighting, indeed!

Country Mouse Studio said...

wow, such beautiful captures you should enter them in photo contests