Evening walk, Thornton Quarry

Only decent picture, all day. A turkey vulture. Heavily cropped & under-exposed.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

One thought on “Evening walk, Thornton Quarry”

  1. Birds in flight are tough.

    The last one was fine. This one is OK. The breast is too dark, but you might try fixing that in Lightroom or Camera Raw with the shadows slider.

    Given the frequent bright sky background I think you should be spot metering, if you are not doing it already.

    Another useful feature some cameras have is a focus mode that just focuses on the nearest thing. That's likely to be the bird.

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