|Thanks Ram, for your continued support. It's always encouraging to know someone else has had the same experiences as you, while in the field. I had to smile when you mentioned the blue gray sky, as it is actually a snow covered field behind the house. I took this particular shot late in the evening when the lighting was starting to fade. When using flash with my telephoto lens in low light, the BG tends to get darker as the shutter speed increases. I can at times produce what may appear to be a night shot, during the day. I achieve this just by increasing my shutter speed when using my 100-400MM lens. This sometimes makes for some pretty dramatic looking BG's.
Have a great week!! Ours is going to be extremely cold with the temps reaching down below zero:(
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