Hello again, Dear Reader, hope you're keeping well despite the inclement weather of late. Autumn is well and truly here, and whilst the orange and red hues of the deciduous trees all around, I find the dark nights and grey days less conducive for any spectacular images... well, that was until I took this photo a couple of weeks ago.
With my wildlife and nature photography I'm trying to ensure there's more than enough light available which was the complete opposite to taking this photo. All the lights in the room were switched off, and the floor to ceiling curtains drawn with just one partially left open (though I suspect you might have already figured this out for yourself, Dear Reader).
With the exception of fast moving animals or when at a sporting event I always shoot in Manual Mode; whilst aperture priority mode is pretty good (the only other mode I use) I prefer to have more control over the exposure, something that was paramount when taking this shot. If I'd let the camera decide on the exposure then final image would have been much, much brighter and the whole effect would have been lost.