2023 – week 52

Almost a Christmas theme still this week, although it would need snow to be a proper Christmas card shot.

This is a good example of a shot that works for web sizes and social media but wouldn’t really hold up as a large print. It was shot at ISO 4000, as I wasn’t a particularly bright day and I needed a fast shutter speed in case the robin moved suddenly. Although it wasn’t that far away, this was shot at the 35mm equivalent of nearly 500mm, and is still heavily cropped. This is about a quarter of the frame.

The bird eye detect autofocus did the job though, and Lightroom’s new AI noise reduction has done a pretty good job of tidying it up, retaining plenty of detail.