Another from the same session as the Jay I posted the other day. Same perch and similar light.
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Anything. I brought the background up quite a bit with respect to the bird. Hopefully it’s not too obvious. As in the jay, I removed a bit of the PVC perch support.
Is this a composite: No
Sony A1, FE 200-600 + 1.4 TC, tripod with gimbal head, blind, attracted to water, f/9, 1/2000, iso 1250, fill flash at -2 EV, manual exposure. Processed in LR + PS CC. Cropped to 7512x5224. Adjusted background up, perch down and applied exposure and curves layers to the bird. Did a final adjustment on the cheek patch. Taken August 21st at 9:53 AM under sunny skies.
Sweet!! What’s not to love about a Chickadee? And you have done this one justice, with great detail and well-handled full sunlight. But I wonder if TK’s linear profile would be an interesting comparison, for the rather extreme tonal range.
Really excellent job on the richness of the black plumage and the exposure in general. I can see you have used this perch previously and I think you could tone down the midtones with the darkening brush.