My Backyard Birds: Nashville Warbler

The Nashville Warbler Visits My Backyard

This year we let part of our yard go because I had this idea it would draw birds to me. My evil plan worked as I have already seen some really cool birds without leaving my house. Tuesday morning I was sitting at home working with an eye out my back window. I was watching a male cardinal feed a young cardinal. I knew that if I opened the window the birds would flush so I decided against making any photos. When this Nashville Warbler appeared I decided to give it a try. For some reason the bird stayed put, and I was able to make a decent photo. That is good because I am so bad at birding that I need these photos for ID. Without the photo I would have been really guessing at what I saw.

Using The Dehaze Slider In Lightroom

One slider that I rarely use in Lightroom is the dehaze slider. I have come up with other ways to get what I need instead of using that slider. Here with a weed in between the bird and my camera I knew that the dehaze slider was the one to use. Just a little move on the slider made a huge difference in the photo.

Come Walk With Me

On October 5th I am leading a photowalk on the campus of Purdue University. The walk is very informal. It is just a chance for a bunch of photographers to get together to make some images. All skill levels are welcome. Bring whatever you make photos with. You can read more about the walk by going here. Some new and exciting news about the walk is that it now has a sponsor. Camera Outfitters is giving away an 8×10 print to every walker as well as a $25 dollar gift card to one lucky walker. I have also added a $10 gift card to Kathie’s Kandies in downtown Lafayette, as well as a Walt’s Pub gift card. I am working on some other prizes for the walk as well.

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