Chukar Served With Black Mustard

Some folks wonder why I don’t photograph flowers.  Well, I do.  When they’re in the background or setting of something with feathers!


chukar 5138 ron dudley

1/2500, f/6.3, ISO 500, 100-400 @ 400mm, natural light

Last week I was able to get so close to this Chukar that I had to quickly grab one of my other cameras with a shorter lens attached.  I liked the setting of black mustard (named for the color of its seeds).

The only problem was that some of the these long-stemmed and bright flowers were leaning over the rock and the wind kept blowing them in front of the bird so I had to try to time my shots when I had a good head turn from the Chukar at the same time as there were as few flowers as possible between me and the bird.  This was my best result, with only one out of focus flower just above and in front of the right leg.


Note:  I’ll be out of town for a few days this week with no computer access and a limited and unreliable cell phone signal so I’ll likely get any comments you may leave (via email) but I won’t be able to respond to them until I return.

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