Year 2: Birds of the Open Beak (Days 10 & 11)

When photographing birds, the preferred image is a flight shot. Realizing that capturing a bird in flight is a challenge, focus on the eyes and beak. Including the eyes plus an open beak makes it appear as if the bird has human qualities, and will enhance whether folks like your pictures.

Thus, I bring you birds of the open beak

Trash Talking Downy Woodpecker (day 10)
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Smiling Goldeneye (day 11)
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In addition, I enjoyed Lake Superior region photo opportunities early and late in the day using my new Sony NEX-5T mirrorless camera. I have been very impressed with how it performs in low light

Stoney Point at Sunrise
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Northern Lights in the Superior National Forest (full moon washed out the display)
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