Male Purple Martin Flyover

June 04, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Male Purple Martin FlyoverMale Purple Martin FlyoverPurple Martins are my dad's favorite bird and I always enjoy watching them fly. They offer several challenges when it comes to photography. They are elusive flyers that dart, turn, and dive quickly as they capture bugs. They don't seem to sit still for long. Also, getting the exposure right with their darker feathers is difficult. If I underexpose, I don't get their pretty colors. While this image isn't perfect, I love the wings and tail feather positions and I like the way the light is bringing out some of the colors. This one is for dad.

 

Purple Martins are my dad's favorite bird and I always enjoy watching them fly. They offer several challenges when it comes to photography. They are elusive flyers that dart, turn, and dive quickly as they capture bugs. They don't seem to sit still for long. Also, getting the exposure right with their darker feathers is difficult. If I underexpose, I don't get their pretty colors. While this image isn't perfect, I love the wings and tail feather positions and I like the way the light is bringing out some of the colors. This one is for dad.

 


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