I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
Although it was close to sunset, this young tricolored heron remained alert in the marsh one day last week.
It often pays to keep your eyes open out there even as it begins to get dark. You never know when an evening meal opportunity will present itself.
I’m very happy you enjoyed these, thank you.
Great captures. Curious how you lit them.
These are pretty much straight out of the camera. I used a manual exposure, exposing (actually under exposing a bit) for the bird and letting the background, which is the water, go dark. The available low angle warm setting sunlight was hitting the bird just right to give it a little glow. Thanks much for looking and commenting Victor!
Thanks for the explanation. It makes these photographs even more exceptional.
Sometimes things just work out with the birds and the light. This image of an adult tricolored from last month was a similar situation and nearby where these shots were taken.
I appreciate it Victor.
It was so dark, how did you get this to show so well? The water is like glass – I do like the little tri-coloreds. You really captured his “looking” and watching. Beautfiul little guy.
These are pretty much straight out of the camera. I used a manual exposure, exposing (actually under exposing a bit) for the bird and letting the background, which is the water, go dark. The available low angle warm setting sunlight was hitting the bird just right to give it a little glow. Thanks much for looking and commenting!
This is a young Tri and they are even more pretty then the adult I feel. Fun birds to watch too!
Wonderful shots of this expressive heron, and the lighting is incredible! Almost looks like he’s sitting by the campfire~
Thanks very much, glad you like the juvie Tri! With the warm setting sunlight hitting the bird, exposing manually for the bird and letting the water go dark produced these images. 🙂
Gorgeous shots, Phil. 🙂
Thanks a million Sylvia, glad you liked seeing the colorful young heron!
I enjoy everything you post. 🙂
Makes me feel good to hear that. 🙂
Truly amazing capture with that incredible lighting. You just keep on outdoing yourself.
I appreciate that Gunta, sometimes the birds and light cooperate at the same time. 🙂
I like that eerie feel to them. Fantastic stuff.
He looks a bit mysterious and spooky in the last shot. But he’s still cute.
I don’t know how you do it, Phil! You just keep producing more and more stunning pictures! I just love these of a favourite!
I let the wildlife do all the work and I just show up and grab a few pics. They are experts at what they do!
Thanks much Maggie!
WOW! Is the only word for this fine work.
I appreciate that very much James thank you! Thanks also for looking and commenting!
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