Life is good when your into nature, and a difficult bird sits down on a cool perch, with a nice background and gives you that awesome look!
As if to say " what the heck are you looking at man!"
O well, happy or not, it was fun.
Through my experience with this new a9 Sony, I am learning how critical the exposure setting are (along with everything else!). Interesting, this frame was shot about 1.5 stops under, and the noise needed to be corrected., even at a relatively low iso for this camera.
With 2500 iso on the Sony a9, we usually do not expect any noise, so I am now going to spend more effort with watching the histogram and exposure settings with both of my Sony bodies.
You might not see the noise here with this small file, The 32x18" print size image fike I produce with every edited shot shows just a bit more noise then I am happy with, so some extra blurring to the background was applied.
All good, looking forward to more next week, after this weather clears! We hope!
Northern Hawk Owl eye to eye
Sony Alpha α9 ,Sony 100-400GM
1/3200s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso2500