D500 and BIF Exposure Advise Please

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Pixel boy Contributing Member • Posts: 740
D500 and BIF Exposure Advise Please

I started taking BIF last year after getting interested in wildlife, however my main area of expertise is Landscapes.

I should know better, I cant just turn up in a hide and thing "oh there's a Heron" I will shoot it at 10fps and its going to give me an award winning image lol!

I took lots of images the other day of a Grey Heron and I am somewhat disappointed, not due to the camera or lens but due to operator error and technique.

Any advise much appreciated, not sure where to start but would but help with any of the following would help?

1. Use spot metering?

2. Over expose by 1 or 2 stops

3. I am trying to achieve the impossible with such strong backlight and shadow recover will only introduce excessive noise?

4. Choose my angle of light better

I have had better results (see below)

Please go easy these are only for purposes of getting exposure correct I know they may not been pin sharp of the rule of thirds etc etc.

All were shot in RAW but when I raise the shadows I get tons of noise?

I could have got away with a bit lower ISO but dont think thats the main issue?

I suppose the histogram says it all?

Any help appreciated

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Happier with this!

Nikon D500
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