Radio Road Ponds, Redwood Shores, California
As the sun dropped low in the sky, it slipped behind a nearby building and cast a shadow over this preening dowitcher. In order to the expose for the bird, I had to push the exposure compensation up to +5/3, which left only a bit of the reflected sunset color in the ripples of the water. This high-key exposure worked well to help capture the tranquility of the moment that I shared with this bird along the shoreline.
Standard adjustments to brightness, contrast, sharpness, and cropping.
Nikon D90, Tamron 200-500mm lens, Adorama Flashpoint tripod and ballhead