Aw Nuts

I believe this is a red wing blackbird… taken on a trip to Kensington Metropark in Michigan a few years back. I wasn’t initially thrilled with the high ISO level (making it grainy) and the original framing of the shot, but more recently while going through older photos I decided to play with it a bit. I cropped it more vertically to remove unimportant side content, and was able to reduce the graininess using a newer filter. I really like that it’s closer up so you can see his eye so well – I’ve never yet had a zoom lens more than 300mm, so it’s not always easy to get up close to birds. (Though Kensington is a great park for that, as they’ll usually come up close to you to get food.)

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Camera Settings

F-stop: f/25
Exposure: 1/320 seconds
ISO: 5000
Focal Length: 250mm