In an attempt to do something a bit different (apparently feeling creative today) I decided to break the rules a bit when I took these pictures. I drew inspiration from the terribly overcast weather and lack of interesting bird life at the wetlands on my way home from work. I shot straight into the filtered sunlight (very cloudy), mid-day, at ISO 1600, drastically over-exposing the shot. Since I was shooting a white bird, he virtually disappeared into the white of the light, except for his beak, eye, wing and legs.
These are not shots I’d use for my identification catalog, but I do like them for what they are, experimental creativity. Just another part of my journey…and an attempt to combine nature with photography in a way that will hopefully appeal to the masses.