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Tricolored Heron Silhouette


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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Thu 02-May-13 04:17 PM | edited Thu 02-May-13 04:18 PM by ericbowles

Many times we face harsh lighting and struggle with solutions.

On a recent trip to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, sunset was approaching so the subjects to the west were strongly backlit. It's always tough to come up with original images, so in this case I decided to create a silhouete.

This was taken with the Nikon D800E, 600 f/4 AFS, and TC14E II. Shooting settings were Manual exposure mode, 1/1000 sec, f/8, ISO 200. Post processing was minimal in Capture NX2. I left it in color to keep the backlighting color around the head.

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