Days 208 & 209: Photographing in the fog and rain

Taking bird photographs on dark gloomy days is at best difficult. The combination of rain, heavy clouds and fog dramatically limits the available light. Given birds tend to move around quickly, not being able to use fast shutter speeds is a real handicap. My only solution is to find birds at rest … surprisingly today’s bird was a hummingbird … one of the most active birds around! You can tell just how dark it is by looking at the ruby-throated hummingbirds throat. Although it is ruby colored, the available light (or lack thereof) made it look black.

Day 208: Great Blue Heron


Day 209: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

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