2 Black-crowned Night Herons (and the volatility of shutter speed)

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These two images demonstrate how dramatically shutter speed can change in different lighting conditions when you’re shooting in aperture priority. […]

Black-crowned Night Herons Lifting Off In Warm Light Caused By Smoke

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Our smoky skies can be a real problem for bird photographers. For now I’ve pretty much given up on flight shots where the background is sky because the smoke makes that background uniformly gray and unappealing. […]