During this first week of Pa firearms deer season I spent quite a bit of morning and evening time at the bird feeders. It's pretty easy to take pictures of feeder birds so instead I have been concentrating on making close-up photographs in dramatic light as you seen with the male cardinal in my last post.
Here a Tufted Titmouse poses nicely in the warm evening sunlight. The background was heavily shadowed. Since a camera cannot record the light range seen by the human eye, exposing the bird properly rendered the shadows as black, just the combination I was looking for.
The early morning sun coming from in front of the squirrel creates an interesting play of light and shadow across this image. The combination of highlights and shadows add depth to the image that would not be present if the sun were in the traditional over the shoulder position.
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