Category: Nature Photography
Posted: August 26, 2022

Purple Martin feeding young

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This bird house was part of dozens of bird condos set up at an Audubon location a short drive away. Purple Martins nest here each year. I have not seen these birds outside of this nesting location. My technique is to focus on the babies with 1/4000 shutter speed. When they lean out, I know that food is arriving. This photo happened to catch the female a small fraction of an inch before landing.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: Minor | This was photographed raw, so I had to make minor adjustments to accurately reveal its natural contrast, highlights, and shadows while modestly enhancing texture, clarity, vibrancy, and saturation. Some cropping , but no image alteration or background manipulation.

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