Today’s experiment was to dramatically play around with different exposure settings to catch “stop action” of small birds in flight. While for larger birds, 1/600 of a second seems to often work to avoid blurred wings in flight, for smaller birds I am finding 1/1000 and 1/1250 of a second work best. I also tried 100% manual settings where I set the exposure, aperture and ISO. It was enlightening to learn how adjusting the ISO affected the light that reaches the camera’s sensor.
Here is today’s photo where a chickadee is hoping to share an afternoon snack with some goldfinches.
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