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Snowy Egret... running on water!

 
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Mar 02, 2012 18:09 |  #1

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The contestants.. Snowy Egret and Red-breasted Merganser (Not sure at all bout the ID, please correct me if I'm wrong)
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..and the retreat.
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Took these last Saturday morning at a local park. These types of interactions were going on all around. Definitely entertaining and enjoyable.

BTW, with the sun shining onto a while bird as with the Egret, would a way to combat the ultra brightness be to lower ISO and increase shutter speed? Larger Fstop? (seems I lose a lot of detail from the reflection and the white not being very contrasty to begin with). I'm relatively new and find myself just experimenting on the fly sometimes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Mike

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Mar 02, 2012 18:18 |  #2

lol, birds can be such fun.
Your images do seem a bit overexposed. f-stops, iso etc, adjust the exposure, so expose for the whites. If shooting in manual, check your graph. you might have to use exposure compensation. Which is why I shoot manual, easier. Try spot metering, and meter off the birds.
You can get the same exposure using a few different settings, as in iso, fstop and shutter speeds, they work in with each other. If you change one, you have to adjust another to compensate. Hope that made sense.


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Mar 03, 2012 20:54 as a reply to  @ catsith's post |  #3

Tina, thanks for the ideas. I went out again this morning however a combination of high tide and lots of wind limited my opportunities. I'll spend some more time shooting in manual and see how things look. It's always so hard to truly tell what I've got till I'm home and looking at them on my PC.

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