Every day now, I am wondering if this will be my last day with the wintering ducks. I just loved this little Bufflehead drake. He had so much color on him and the light was emphasizing the iridescence. Just where do they get these striking colors from? Simply an amazing little tugboat.
Even though the sun sets you don’t have to stop shooting. Remember the camera sees light differently than your eye and you can get some very nice effects in this low light. The tricky thing is keeping a big lens steady at such slow shutter speeds. Today I was down to 1/40th second for this Killdeer which is pretty slow for a 600mm on a beanbag. You’ll need good technique to keep the images sharp, but it also helps to take a lot of photos under such light. Numbers always helps the odds of getting a sharp photo.