Sometimes shooting in low light adds an interesting dimension to an otherwise ordinary portrait. Dark forests with light gaps, post-sunset after glow, back-lighting — yesterday’s photo session at a local marsh provided lots of challenges.
An Eastern Kingbird waited for me to focus while sitting on a little stick above a small pond. Just a hint of a halo around its head from the little remaining light in the day — it was almost 9 p.m. when I took this shot.
A pair of Song Sparrows were madly chipping at me as I got too close to their territory, but deep in the woods, with the only light behind the bird made this a tough shot. Taking out the deep shadows in Lightroom helped.
Great Blue Heron in a tree, with just its head illuminated by the last remaining rays of the sunset. It was unusual to see such a big bird perched high in a tree like this.
Checking me out — the heron decided to mimic just another branch of the tree with its long neck outstretched.