This was the same male Northern Flicker (Yellow Shafted) that I have posted last week. The flicker perched on a branch with better background. But I was too excited to see him and forgot to adjust my camera setting. I set my camera on shuttle priority and didn’t pay attention to changing condition.
Recently I revisited my camera setting on metering (picked up few adjustment tips from Steve Perry). I used to shoot in controlled environment (gym) or small area (macro) where lighting condition could be same through out the session. Shooting bird photography is very challenging as the shooting condition is changing on every frame. I have a lot to learn to improve. Feel free to drop me your comment and critique.