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Behind The Lens

This was taken in my back yard in Bellingham, WA. A frequent photo location for me.
A very sunny, and unseasonably warm,Western day in January brought me outside around noon to enjoy it.
Basically high-key, except in this situation, the eaves of my house cast a strong shadow, and this Anna was just moving from full sun to full shade when I caught her.
At the time, my only body was a Nikon D300, mounted with a DX 70-200 kit lens, hand held no flash.
It was just right place, right time. I was just looking for something interesting or different when this beauty started hovering around.
Post was via Lightroom, probably LR5, maybe 4. I guess I overdid the sharpening a bit. But was able to adjust the exposure enough to reveal the eye... unfortunately no catch-eye, but probably not likely in the shadow. I could have added one, but it just would not have been right.
In my camera bag
Normally, just the D300, 70-300 and Sigma 50 1.4, but in the back yard... no bag.
Well, when attempting birds-in-flight shots, I try to capture the luminosity/translucence of the flight feathers... not always a success story.

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