Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Indian Mound Reserve, Cedarville, Ohio
"There is nothing worse than a technically perfect rendering of a boring subject." - Ansel Adams
My first solo trip to Indian Mound Reserve contained a variety of subjects, wildlife, waterfalls and natural/historical landmarks. However this was the first subject to motivate me to pull out the camera. Perched on a bridge crossing over massie creek, this lone bird made itself known to me and my camera on the slighty humid morning. I was the only one there so the trail was yet to be "broken in" for the day, however I nabbed a decent shot of this one before it winged away.
A fairly common songbird that settles along streams and creeks, this was my first sighting of the species as well. Two problems with this image; the small twig in front of the birds head. And the deep shadows behind the bird made it rather difficult to gain an even exposure, so I was given no choice but to increase the ISO. The high grain and noise in the background became a consequence, however this photo became the icebreaker to more things to come that day.
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