Thrushes

Shown here are two of our resident Thrush species, the Song Thrush and the Mistle Thrush


They provide a useful comparison between the smaller Song Thrush, a beautiful songster, and the larger Mistle Thrush, with stronger markings and a more upright stance.


Although both species may be fairly abundant in some habitats, getting photographs of each is not necessarily easy. 


When taking a shot of a subject against a strong backlight, such as shown here for the Song Thrushes at dawn, it is necessary to compensate the exposure, in this case up to +2.0 EV. All these photos were taken hand-held because the birds appeared unexpectedly, but in a prepared situation camera shake is better avoided by using a tripod.

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