I was sitting on the balcony this morning when i noticed this bird flying around and landing from treetop to treetop. I got out my Pentax K-r with the DA-L 55-300 kit lens, and mounted it on a tripod. I took several shots and chimped and noticed that the highlights were blown out. I took several more shots, setting the EV compensation to around -1 and -2. It turned out that this had two advantages. Not only were the highlights properly exposed but the photo as a whole was sharper because of the faster shutter speed. I processed the RAW DNG files in Aperture 3. Here is the original “unprocessed” (direct conversion of DNG file to jpeg) and the processed jpeg.