Surprise guest on a bitter night
GREENE CO., MO. –
With temperatures already in the teens, a flicker has sought refuge on the front porch of my parents’ house. The bird is huddled up near the roof, clinging to the brick. Hopefully he (or she — the face isn’t visible) will stay warm enough tonight.
Sleet has finally given way to snow, and I’m experimenting with a new Sony DSC-R1. The huge sensor allowed me to take this image (and that of the flicker) at ISO 3200. This very dim lighting pushes the limits, however — the images are very noisy.