Crowned Woodnymph , in Alambi , Pichincha ( Ecuador) . Nikon 500mmF4 @ 4.8. Nikon Z6II @1/500 sec. ISO 6400.Minimal editing with Darktable. I took this image in low light. In this conditions my preference is NOT to use a high pixel camera to minimize noise in the image.
I am impressed with the dynamic range of this camera. The ferns were in a shaded area compared to where the hummer was. The overall light was low , but there was an open sky ( see the reflection in the eye) with the sun setting behind trees. If the image doesn’t appear sharp , please see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/daniel.zdonczyk/
Reflecting on another COVID year, sometimes maladies give opportunities. Airfares were drastically reduced. I was was able to take 4 trips internationally at about 50-60% discount. For the safety conscious, all my travel was done while vaccinated. I used precautions with mask and sanitizer except in the last trip in October (didn’t use mask ) because the population in the visited area had a vaccination rate of about 85%.
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