Friday, 9 October 2015

Badgers in the garden

For the last six months a family of badgers have been visiting our garden nightly. This is the old boar of a pair and they have two cubs. Photographing them directly and with flash mounted on the camera or even close by resulted in red eye. For this shot I left the camera in the garden to shoot remotely and then mounted the flash at almost 90 degrees to create interesting side light. I also positioned the flash behind a bush so that the background would not be illuminated and leave a deep black to offset the badger. Finally I have processed the image in black and white to remove the distracting green of the grass and also add some atmosphere.

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