High key fun - nerd art photography in wild ๐Ÿ˜€

in Photography Lovers โ€ข 7 months ago

Stark contrasts and blazing colors !

Usually, I do not see that combination in wildlife photography. Nature has a way of painting it's subjects such that colors flow into each other and stark contrasts are not too common.

Photographs with sharp contrasts and stark colors are, therefore, usually frowned upon in wildlife photography.

However, I experimented a bit and discovered that I can get quite dramatic and beautiful photos with the high key technique...

Here is a collage of the beauty I could capture...

blog title.png

I first discovered the technique of high key photos, with most of background overexposed, almost stark white, by accident when I was trying to capture a pic of a Common Kestrel. It was sitting on ground and was in a nice pose so I crawled and clicked it. I failed to realize that the sun was just coming up behind the kestrel and hence I got a grey white background instead of green grass or blue sky when I exposed the bird correctly but in the process, blew out the background a bit. The picture still turned out to be beautiful..

_DSC1999 FB  2048 (FILEminimizer).jpg

So - I experimented with the technique deliberately a few times when I found a bird sitting such that I had to shoot against a lit sky. I found that it is possible to manage the exposures in such a way that the sky turns almost white in the image and birds/flowers/ leaves stand out with their blazing colors...

Here are a few examples...

Sirkeer Malkoha in a pretty setting with red leaves with light raindrops

DS1_4867_DxO-SA+PS-1080 INSTA 1080.jpg

Golden fronted leafbird sitting on fiery red flowers

PS_DS2_3921_DxO-SA-1080 INSTA 1080.jpg

Greater racket tailed drongo with fiery red flowers

PS_DS2_3906_DxO-SA-1080 INSTA 1080.jpg

Though unconventional, I think high key technique can produce some really nice images. Therefore, I think it is useful even in wildlife photography.

What do you think ? Have you attempted or would you attempt anything like this in photography? If so, please share your experience in comments.

Please comment freely and let me know your opinion. I will try to bring many different types of wildlife photos/macro/Astro posts to the community. Feedback and comments are welcome,. I am still learning many techniques and always value feedback from experts in this community.

Have a nice day everyone. Cheers!

sig -wild spirit- removebg-preview.png

2bottom header image vm2904 (FILEminimizer).png
the alliance logo.png

Sort: ย 

Wow this is a great thing that you did. The results is okay too.

Thanks. Appreciate your kind words.

I honesty prefer the nature colours in the background, but still, funny to see thay effect, first time I'm seeing it! ๐Ÿ™‚ !PIZZA

Hi. ๐Ÿ˜€. Yes. I prefer natural Colors in the background too. This was just some experiment. 90% of my wildlife pics have nice green, brown natural bokeh. Thanks for the comment and appreciation.

This post has been manually curated by @bhattg from Indiaunited community. Join us on our Discord Server.

Do you know that you can earn a passive income by delegating to @indiaunited. We share more than 100 % of the curation rewards with the delegators in the form of IUC tokens. HP delegators and IUC token holders also get upto 20% additional vote weight.

Here are some handy links for delegations: 100HP, 250HP, 500HP, 1000HP.


100% of the rewards from this comment goes to the curator for their manual curation efforts. Please encourage the curator @bhattg by upvoting this comment and support the community by voting the posts made by @indiaunited.

Thank you so much. The support and encouragement is really appreciated.

๐Ÿ• PIZZA !

I gifted $PIZZA slices here:
@pardinus(3/5) tipped @vm2904 (x1)

Learn more at https://hive.pizza!

Thank you.

Congratulations @vm2904! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain And have been rewarded with New badge(s)

You distributed more than 32000 upvotes.
Your next target is to reach 33000 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Check out our last posts:

The Hive Gamification Proposal
Support the HiveBuzz project. Vote for our proposal!