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Still adding to my catalog of local birds and happy to report a fine capture of a¬†White-Throated Sparrow! ūüôā¬†I’d been following this species for quite some time and finally¬†all the elements (composition, lighting, subject) came together.

"Looking Back" (White-Throated Sparrow, Adult White-Striped, Zonotrichia albicollis) Nikon D300, 1000mm (600mm w/1.7x teleconverter), F/6.7, 1/60s, ISO 640, Selective Silver Efex Pro Sepia Toning

“Looking Back” (White-Throated Sparrow, Adult White-Striped, Zonotrichia albicollis) Nikon D300, 1000mm (600mm w/1.7x teleconverter), F/6.7, 1/60s, ISO 640, Selective Silver Efex Pro Sepia Toning

The males and females are identical so we shall never know which sex is shown here, but no matter. You can choose whatever one works for you. ūüėȬ†

I chose to apply¬†selective toning (once again) for this image but this time in sepia¬†since it nicely supports the bird’s natural¬†coloration.¬†

Now where’s that male Cardinal…?!!

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“Linked In” (Purple Finch, Female) Nikon D300, 1000mm (600mm w/1.7x teleconverter), F/6.7, 1/100s, -0.3EV, ISO 640, Silver Efex Pro ‘Full Spectum’ Filter

In my opinion, good observation is one of the best skills a photographer can develop, especially in the unpredictable world of wildlife photography.

Take this¬†unusual capture of a female Purple Finch¬†for example…you simply can NOT plan for shots like this!

Now in this case, having a large lens already set up helped, but even so, when my radar goes off, I know time is of the essence and I must manuever quickly in order to be successful. 

Four clicks was all I got and ONE was all I needed! ūüôā

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