House Finch in the Snow

House Finch with Sunflower Seed

Thanks to the weather and the recommendations from U.S. medical experts that this is not the time to be traveling, I have been doing much more photography than usual of the birds visiting our bird feeders. This male House Finch had just grabbed a black oil sunflower seed and was getting ready to eat it.

The bright snow would fool a camera meter reading so I added about 1 1/3 stop of exposure compensation to what the camera meter was telling me, which ended up being 1/3 stop under basic daylight exposure.

Photo Data: Canon 7D Mark II. Canon EF 100-400mm Mark II lens at 300mm. f/8, 1/1250 sec, ISO 400.


Metering Wildlife in the Snow, Part One

Metering Wildlife in the Snow, Part Two

“How To” Series: Winter Photography

How to Use Your Camera’s Exposure Compensation Scale