Purple Finch

Male Purple Finch

I’ve been waiting for a sunny day for a while to photograph the Purple Finches that started coming to our bird feeders a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I finally got my chance. This fellow landed on top of our deck umbrella before heading for one of the feeders.

Thanks to the bright sunlight, for metering I used Basic Daylight Exposure, commonly called the f16 rule.

Photo Data: Canon 7D Mark II. Canon EF 100-400mm Mark II lens at 400mm. f/11, 1/800 sec, ISO 400


The Sunny f16 Rule Isn’t Reliable in Winter – a short explanation of the Sunny f16 rule in on this page

Exposure Lite