Fieldfare and Apples in Snow

Harsh weather brings fieldfares into gardens in search of food. I welcome these handsome, fiesty thrushes and put out some apples for them to eat. After two days of snow, the apples had almost disappeared from view. This fieldfare made a well-balanced composition with just enough of the apples showing and the bird almost entirely within the plane of focus. I like the patch of snow on the fieldfare's forehead and used fill-in flash to put a catchlight in its eye.

F/5.6, 1/1,000th second, ISO 800
Accepted: Cheltenham 2018

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Fieldfare and Apples in Snow

Harsh weather brings fieldfares into gardens in search of food. I welcome these handsome, fiesty thrushes and put out some apples for them to eat. After two days of snow, the apples had almost disappeared from view. This fieldfare made a well-balanced composition with just enough of the apples showing and the bird almost entirely within the plane of focus. I like the patch of snow on the fieldfare's forehead and used fill-in flash to put a catchlight in its eye.

F/5.6, 1/1,000th second, ISO 800
Accepted: Cheltenham 2018

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