A Better Background
As I was walking along a path through a small meadow at Lambert Lakes I spotted an Eastern Kingbird. Kingbirds are an easy photographic subject as they perch low to the ground, tend to stay there for awhile, and are fairly large. I snapped off a couple of shots including the one below.
It’s not a bad shot as it shows a lot of detail in the bird. The background is kind of blah. I recalled that Emil Baumbach carefully choses his shots for the background; his creamy green backgrounds are easily recognizable. I noticed that there was a bush with pink blooms in the distance. You can see some of the pink in the shot above. I realized that by moving a couple of feet to the left I could capture more of the pink in the background. Here’s the result below.
Does the new background change the quality of the shot from GreatBirdPic to Award Worthy? I think not, but is it a more interesting picture to view? I think so. Next time you’re out shooting bird pics see beyond the bird to the background. Moving just a couple of feet could improve your final picture.
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