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Berry Boss | by Pat Kavanagh
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Berry Boss

In keeping with my Bohemian Waxwing series, here is this fellow enjoying Mountain Ash Tree berries that have been fermenting all winter long. This flock of Waxwings fly down from high evergreen trees onto my little tree and feast until an unknown force says Hey! back to the evergreens!

 

There they sit until one brave one makes the first move back to the tree and then it starts all over again.

 

I can stand as close to the tree as I wish but I prefer to use my 70-300mm lens and lock in the manual exposure up around 1/1,000 second shutter speed, F:8 and in this case the ISO about 200.

 

The manual exposure setting was the same through the entire series of pictures that were pretty much from the same location. During editing I ran the whole lot through Lightroom with close to the same settings for all of the 100+ images. This made my editing much faster.

 

Ending up in Photoshops LAB Color Space for the final image tweaks.

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Uploaded on March 10, 2019