Featuring Member’s Bird Pictures

GBP Notes 1/1/21

Happy New Year GreatBirdPics Members!

I hope all of you have a wonderful 2021 and pray we soon see the end of the pandemic.

We’ll give Rebecca a break today – although she has been posting lots of beautiful pictures of birds from New Zealand I don’t want to overlook some of the great pics other members have been posting.

Birdman has caught some beautiful pictures of birds in his yard taken after an overnight snow.  It is extremely difficult to get these shots because the camera sees all that white and thinks it has to make the picture darker, often underexposing the bird itself.  The best way to avoid this is to increase the camera’s Exposure Compensation setting.  This tells the camera to overexpose the shot, thereby properly exposing the bird.  Here are a couple of great examples:

This White-crowned Sparrow is immature as its white crown has yet to develop.  Note how the bird is properly exposed with the white background.  It looks like the second one is sitting atop some puffy clouds.

This Golden-crowned Sparrow was also a tough photographic subject with the snow and black background.

Here is a Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) on a mossy branch with snow gathered around it.  Stunning shot!

Great shots Birdman!  Keep them coming.

Here are your New Years resolutions: Stay safe.  Go birding. Take pics.  Post here.  Repeat.


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