I was puzzled by the line separating black and white areas in my
woodpecker photo posted yesterday. After pondering it over night, I
went back four years for another woodpecker shot made with the same
camera and lens, but in mid-day overhead lighting. A similar separating
line can be observed, but it is a neutral gray and is hardly noticed.
In yesterday's late afternoon shot, the low-lying sun can be seen
reflecting off bright parts of the feeder. I believe the sun is
reflecting off the line in the feathers, giving it a golden tan color.
So much for the "golden hour" always giving good pictures.
Late afternoon image:
Tullahoma, TN USA
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/