The Brown Goshawk juvenile siblings are still in residence at our place and today two more photo opportunities presented. I liked the images captured of one of the birds perched in the old Peppercorn tree in our garden.
The bird’s position and my position meant the photos were taken against strong back light so I had to ramp up the exposure value to +1.33 to avoid the bird becoming a dark silhouette. While this deliberate over-exposure has blown out the background to a bright off white, the shaded light from the Peppercorn Tree on the Goshawk has resulted in amazing light which reveals beautiful feather detail and subtle colour.
As the bird perched it appeared to be hyper aware and as it looked about it presented several attractive and expressive poses. Here is a selection of the images.
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