Rich Ditch's Photography Blog

February 24, 2010

Yet Another Curve-billed Thrasher

Filed under: Birds, composition, favorite places, Gilbert Water Ranch, light — richditch @ 11:44 am
Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

I hope you don’t think I”m stuck in a rut at the moment, but I thought I might as well add one more Curve-billed Thrasher shot on a Saguaro Cactus to show another compositional variation. This seemed like a good follow up to the previous post as it was taken at the same cactus stand at the Gilbert Water Ranch, but back on March 17 of 2005. Taken at nearly 9:00 am the light has lost a lot of the early morning warmth and softness, so the colors are more accurate. And even though the light isn’t quite as soft it doesn’t block up the shadows but does give enough depth to them to make the image very three dimensional. For the final compositional change I’ve taken this with the thrasher facing in the opposite direction.

Nikon D70, 300/2.8 plus TC20E (2x), ISO 200, 1/400th second at f/11.


1 Comment »

  1. Rich, this is so much better than the similar Cactus Wren I recently posted on NPN. Your DOF getting the Saguaro in focus too really makes this a nice shot.

    Comment by Brian Gatlin — February 28, 2010 @ 8:07 am

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