Backlight And Silhouettes Assignment Winner Sal DeFini

Photo By Sal DeFini

Photo By Sal DeFini

Congratulations to Sal DeFini for winning the Backlight and Silhouettes Assignment!

“I live in Oxford, CT., and walk along a bridle path that’s next to a marsh where I take many plant and bird photos. My Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 80-400mm lens + 1.4 TC was set on shutter priority at 1/1000 to capture birds in flight and ISO at 1600 as I was losing light. This bird landed on a branch 20-30 feet away and was singing up a storm. It was backlit by the setting sun, which threw the camera’s light meter off and closed the f-stop down to ƒ/32, which created a great silhouette. Post processed in Lightroom with some sharpening & noise reduction. I’m a member of the Oxford Greens Camera Club in Oxford, CT.”

See more of Sal DeFini’s photography at http://sal-ct.blogspot.com/.