This week's motif is MIRROR IMAGES - please post your photos here of wild birds captured with reflections on a shiny surface (water, etc.).
Thanks to Rey Sta. Ana for suggesting this week's motif.
Posting is voluntary, and if your bird pic doesn't fit the week's motif, you can post these as usual in the Bird Photos section. Only mods can open new motif threads, but all members can post and even guests can view the posts. Multiple posts are allowed too.
Let's post shooting info and standardize our presentation (see format of my first post) so viewers will know how the photo was taken:
Haven't had any luck taking a mirror-like reflection of a bird. This one's the closest I can get to match the theme. This shot of a Pied-billed Grebe was taken under overcast skies and I think twas kindda tricky to expose. In Aperture Priority and Center-weighted Average (while the focus-AE lock was turned off - you can do this in custom function), I exposed on the brightest area nearest the bird and compensated @ +1. Made the reading and turned the dial to manual as the light was fairly constant. Here's how the final shot looked like. (1DMKII + 500+1.4X F7.1 1/800s ISO200 RAW Handheld)
Canon EOS 5DMIII, 5DMII, 40D, Powershot S3IS, D10, G12 600 mm L f4 IS, 300 mm L f4 IS, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG, EFS 18-55 IS, EF 16-35mm 2.8 II, 1.4x Kenko Teleplus Pro, 2x Kenko Teleplus MC7, 1.4x Sigma TC Manfrotto 055PROB, 393 Gimbal Head, Canon Speedlite580EX II