Trying a New Technique

Today I decided to try a new technique while I was outside taking pictures, basically just experimenting with a different metering mode. I wanted to see if I could get the details of the birds to pop a wee bit more.  May I just say that one bird in particular was more than happy to pose while I played with the camera settings.

It wasn’t the American Robin…

It wasn’t the Pine Warbler…

It wasn’t the Common Grackle…

It wasn’t the Tufted Titmouse…

It wasn’t the Red-bellied Woodpecker…

It wasn’t the Eastern Bluebird…

It wasn’t the Red-winged Blackbird…

And it wasn’t the White-breasted Nuthatch.

I actually do think I see a little more clarity in both the color and the details, but I’ll probably need to test it out some more to know for sure.  And I think I know who will be more than happy to help me out…

Pretty sure my Blue Jays come bearing a sign: Will pose for peanuts!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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23 Responses to Trying a New Technique

  1. Haha! Brilliant shots of all your friends, Kathy. I think your new technique was quite successful with these!

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    Fabulous photos! Those Jays are sure happy to help! 😍

  3. Lovely photos. What metering mode did you use?

  4. pamkirst2014 says:

    Amazing shots! And what a bird population you entertain!!!

  5. Snehal Kank says:

    So pretty 😍 all are so happy 💜

  6. Jodi says:

    They are awesome! What did you do different?

    • kathydoremus says:

      Really I just changed the metering mode on the camera – switched it to center weighted and then tried my best to get the bird in the center of the focus so the camera would gather most of its info from the bird and not the surroundings.

  7. All great photos! Mr. Bluejay loves his peanuts!

  8. Wow, they´re all beautiful!!! Love the little yellow one and the cutie with the giant peanut! ❤️

  9. Sue says:

    Great photos, Kathy. I trust there was more than 1 Blue Jay involved in these shots? That’s a lot of peanuts for one bird, unless it was storing them somewhere…

  10. Ilze says:

    Nice pictures! And wonderful birds!

  11. Tiny says:

    Oh dear! A rarely seen model shoot 🙂 Gorgeous!

  12. Stunning….all of them Kathy you are lucky to have such a poser among the group.

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