a question about the exposure for BIF pictures

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a question about the exposure for BIF pictures

Hello

I have a question about the metering mode you use for a BIF picture against the sky.

My problem is how I can get a good exposure when the sky is filled with clouds.

I had my camera in manual mode and had set my exposure for an other scene, as suddenly this bird was in the sky:

My settings was pure luck for to expose the bird ok against such a sky. But without the need of luck, how do you prepare your metering settings for a situation like this ?

I tried if I can maybe use a spot metering combined with a -2EV setting (and TAv mode):

It do work in this test picture and I hope I can catch the bird next time with this setting...assumed I get the spot metering zone on the dark bird, do that work ? , or is -1 EV probably better ?

I do such pictures really seldom, but will do that now more often.

Therefore I ask, what do you use for settings and metering modes for your bird pictures against a cloudy sky ?

best regards KPM2

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