A honey with a yellow face

Often when I’m birding and just about ready to leave I’ll wait for one more bird. Sometimes it’s a long wait but I’m rarely disappointed. This week it was a Yellow-faced Honeyeater that appeared for a moment to reward my patience.

 

 Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)
Canon 7D, 100-400mm L IS USM, 1/500, f/5.6, EV +1/3, ISO 1250, focal length 300mm

 

I particularly like Yellow-faced Honeyeaters and am pleased with the above image . I like the way the honeyeater paused in that spot, balanced nicely between the foliage, with an excellent background nicely blurred by the wide open aperture, and topped off by eye contact: definitely worth the wait.

 

 Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)
Canon 7D, 100-400mm L IS USM, 1/500, f/5.6, EV +1/3, ISO 1250, focal length 300mm

 

I wish I’d had time to change the f-stop as a greater depth of field would have meant a less blurred tail.

 

 Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)
Canon 7D, 100-400mm L IS USM, 1/500, f/5.6, EV +1/3, ISO 1600, focal length 380mm

 

I like the pose in this image as the honeyeater was ready to push itself from the branch and fly. The background shows the bird’s environment, which I often like to see, but in this case it looks cluttered and I am distracted by the blurred foliage in the foreground and the light branch in the background. I’m sure there are things I could do in Photoshop Elements 11 that would help but I prefer to be out and about taking more images.

Happy birding, Kim

 

 

 

 

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