A Snowy Egret in Florida

Started Feb 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Si Gif
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Re: A Snowy Egret in Florida

larrywilson wrote:

Very nice image. Underexposing is better than overexposing a white bird. Impossible to get back feather detail if bird is overexposed. The only reason as an example to overexpose by an f stop is if you have your camera set on manual exposure and have spot metered an item approximately the same color as the bird. The meter would make the white look grayish, so I would compensate by adding 1 f stop using the set manual exposure of the like colored object.

I know if I use the matrix meter or center weighted meter with aperture proirity, then the bird will almost all the time be overexposed leaving no detail in the feathers.



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