Red-breasted Nuthatch captured by D6 / 180-400VR
It’s the weekend, it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to jump into those summer photographic projects (Podcast #348)! That’s what I’ll be doin for sure now that all the nesting boxes are in full swing. We’ve been watching them and we have all three species of Nuthatch now with nestlings being fed by very busy parents. As you can see, this won’t be the first time I’ve photographed them so why a second time and why is it a project?
Great questions! The main reason is, you can see flash in the photo. I don’t want you to see that flash. I want the light to appear more like the sun sneaking through the canopy above lighting the nesting box. How do I plan to accomplish this? Another great question! I’ll be using the Profoto A10 with the Grid and half cut CTO click on filters to channel and color the light. It will be a on stand more to the front of the box than the flash used in this photo as well as higher. I practiced on the box last fall when there were no birds just to be ready this spring. It is the weekend, time for those summer projects. Jump in, the water is great!