That's an amazing moment captured, I have yet to manage it.
Awesome timing @CD77
I know the feeling, I love this small black birds because they have very interesting behavior and habits but very difficult to photograph. I use Spot Metering Highlight to make sure the camera ignores EVERYTHING but the light on the focus point. Works great in almost any light condition but you can see some extreme pushes in the EV, like ISO 6.400 (max. Auto ISO) or ISO 64 (min. Auto ISO ) and sometimes these 2 settings withing seconds of each other if the light changes extremely quickly (like very sunny with sometimes small clouds under foliage or forest conditions).I find it maddening to get a good shot of Red Wing Black Birds. They are so black it's hard to get any detail out of them even when conditions are bright, and in low light they force high ISO's and long shutter speeds. To top it all off they will then let out the most irritating squawk as if they realize they're driving you nuts.
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