When I am out in the field birding I often can’t resist taking pictures of birds even when I know that the light is such that I am not going to get a very good image. Sometimes this means low light, sometimes this means that the birds are backlit, sometimes this means that the bird is obscured. I never know what to do with such images.
I think you can figure out where this post is headed. That is if the title didn’t tip you off from the get-go. Here are some allegedly “artsy” shots (and maybe some legitimately artsy shots) of some of the birds I have seen since arriving in southern California nearly a week ago. Enjoy!
Golden Eagles in low light (click to embiggen)
motion-blurred and out-of-focus Yellow-rumped “Audubon’s” Warbler
Pied-billed Grebe in low light (click to embiggen)
backlit Black-necked Stilts (click to embiggen)
Yellow-billed Magpie in low light against a cloudy sky
Common Yellowthroat and its reflection
What do you do with your pictures that are not quite ready for prime time?