Sunday, June 24, 2012

A flight with the Red Eye

Boy that's how I felt yesterday.

Now I finally managed some decent captures of Red Eyed Vireos ,though the shadowing in one kind of bothered me but I did remove some ,,I was suppose to head down to Negri ponte for some Blue Grosbeaks but old Sugar Pie layed it on last minute that she had to use the good car, and the condition of my Toyota P/U I don't like driving more than 1 hour fear of breaking down,so I had to go to my local patch.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Working with adverse backlit conditions

Yes I should have been there yesterday or the weather man said bright and Sunny today,, lately I can throw that Weatherman to the Dogs, considering the morning's in the Summer I usually have to compete with Haze,Humidity,dust and Fog and by the time that burns off the Sun in the morning is way to high for optimal Digiscoping conditions especially June though most of July when we have more daylight in the east.

So on my latest outing trying to update my Prairie and Blue Winged Warbler collection that just happened but I made the best of it and adjusted by overriding my ex poser when the perch was facing the white cloudy background or bring up my ISO levels when the Birds had more of a green background from the plentiful Cedar trees and mountains in the area, I also had to work with my editing ability's to fine tune my captures as punching up the brightness along with white balance adjustment along with a few other tricks .

This Prairie Warbler is an example before and after editing.

You can see it is very flat in color and other infractions I felt that could be addressed.  

And here is the finished product,it seems to pop a bit more form added vibrance and selective color .

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wallkill Grasslands

It has been the first time I have been to the Wallkill Grasslands in over a year ,and the chorus of Blue Winged Warblers,Prairie Warblers,Field Sparrows and Grasshopper Sparrows were in the air.

One are two things that were a bit disturbing to me, was the farmers property next to the parks boundary's of the preserve totally killed the habitat for nesting Grasshopper Sparrows, along with  some construction workers that were building some kind of a shed at the boundary of the park which totally killed the aura and beauty of this jewel, the icing on the cake was some pathetic loser that just lets his Britany Spaniels trounce wildly through the nesting area of the Sparrows and tries to retrieve them with his pathetic Dog whistle the does not do a damm thing!