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2014—Moving Wings

I sat out on the patio Friday afternoon with my camera in my lap enjoying the delightful fall breezes and mild temperatures. I was rewarded with some in focus shots of the hummingbird actually moving its wings and not just perched on the feeder. I had to use high ISOs because the patio was in deep shade and the sun was dipping low in the sky. I took all these shots just after 4PM. And, in verifying the time I took the shots, I realized that I had, once again, neglected to turn off the Daylight Saving Time setting on both my cameras last Sunday. Reason enough to move to Arizona I guess!

I used shutter priority to take these shots starting with 1/250 and an ISO of 800. That proved too underexposed so I increased the ISO to 1000 and decreased the shutter speed to 1/125. I still had to significantly increase exposure in Lightroom ranging from one stop to two full stops. I hope one of these days I’ll be comfortable enough just to crank up that ISO and not fret about it.






One response

  1. Susan

    Wow! The birds have left Wisconsin and I don’t blame them!

    November 9, 2014 at 9:55 am

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