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PIC OF THE WEEK: 02/16/15 • PREVIOUS WEEKALL 2015 PICSNEXT WEEK

Where: Richmond, VA
Notes: With the six to eight inches of fresh snow coating the landscape, it seemed like an appropriate time to share this image. Our first significant snowfall of the winter has amplified the activity at the birdbath. Ever since the heater was added years ago, there has been a remarkable increase in its utilization, especially on subzero temperature or snowy days. This mini-water feature may be providing the only "liquid" water around, since the rest is frozen solid. Major adjustments have to be taken into account when photographing this sort of scene, since the abundant reflection of light on the white snow tends to fool the camera's sensor. To compensate for this condition, the shutter speed will typically needs to be compensated for, slowing it down nearly two full stops. This will bring the photo to point a near-overexposure, thus allowing the relatively darker subject to have the much needed additional lightening.

 

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Gitzo Series 3 Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101 • Remote Shutter Release
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/500 second • Aperture = f-8 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 1250 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~15 Feet • Date Shot: 1-29-14

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