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In the spotlight - Yellowhammer

By drbird  
Caerlaverock is well known for its yellowhammer but it is not always easy to get more than a record shot. This bird was sitting in the shade. Ideal to capture the path which usually is a dirty muddy brown but on that day it was wet and nicely reflected the blue of the sky .... a little bit of fill flash as spotlight (flash masked ) on -2 ETTL brought the colour for the bird. I took a couple of images before with a soft toy as a bird substitute to be sure I don't overpower the flash.

Tags: Male Yellowhammer Wildlife and nature

Voters: dales, DaveCole, Mike_Young and 19 more

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19 Feb 2018 10:10AM
Wonderful pose , excellent capture of this beauty

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19 Feb 2018 10:27PM
A super image Gerhard, you did well. Pam
20 Feb 2018 8:36AM
Wow! What a shot! Beautifully captured! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Regards from Helen Smile
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9 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2018 3:45PM
You find such beautiful subjects! Excellent bird photography
Isabel GrinGrin
18 Mar 2018 10:46PM
Beautiful bird, great colours and detail, Very nicely presented, superb photography, Gerhard.

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