April 11, 2013
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This was taken early morning. The wind was gusting and there was a cloud cover. I was really hoping for some more light but as the clouds thinned it had the effect of a big softbox used by portrait photographers. I saw these nesting birds in a tree and thought it would make a nice photo. After reviewing the pic it just didn’t give me a good feeling. I didn’t like how cropping the picture would make it look. After coming back to it several times I remembered what Rafael “RC” Concepcion had mention during a Photoshop class. Apparently he had also been struggling with a photo and how to crop. He mentioned a real odd crop size he used and I jotted it down in my notes. Soooo, I tried it and thought it looked pretty good.
Nikon D4, Nikon 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1250, ISO 500, matrix metering