Monday, February 13, 2012

Shooting Snow Birds

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Chickadee

A recent snowy afternoon with nothing pressing to do was the perfect time to while away a few hours photographing a few of our winter birds.

Proper exposure can be a little tricky when shooting on snowy backgrounds.  Depending upon the light overexposure may be necessary.  I used +.5 - +1 stops of compensation to capture the images displayed on this post.  When shooting on snow check the camera's LCD and if your images are too dark (as they often will be) dial in some comp. and nail a set of images that you can be proud of.

13 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The images look good. Right now I would take any chance to shoot a few birds,with the camera,of course.Too quiet around these parts.

Montanagirl said...

Your images are just simply beautiful! I've had no feeder birds for a long time. Too nice out I guess! Sure is a change from last winter.

Bob Shank said...

Coy, I love the photo of the White-Throated Sparrow. The clear focus with the out of focus Cardinal in the background creates a very nice effect!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous! I love the Junco! We haven't seen any of those this winter.

TYNI said...

Simply awesome!

Crafty Gardener said...

lovely birds, I've got some chickadee photos for this week too

Gary said...

All are beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely images of your beautiful little birds..

eileeninmd said...

Great shots and they are all beautiful birds. Looks like the same as my backyard birds.

mick said...

You can certainly be very proud of all those photos! I especially like the first one with the very clear capture of the bird on the left and the hazy red outline of the other bird behind it.

Carole M. said...

enjoyed each photograph; always enjoy seeing the bird-life up close; lovely captures

Springman said...

Good practical advice on capturing these remarkable birds to digital.
Sweet snaps Coy!

JimB said...

Nice work on these small birds. Nice composition, like the snow fall and the crispness of focus