Metering on White Egrets

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Bill Ferris
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Re: Metering on White Egrets

I use center-weighted metering for just about everything and will choose settings 2/3 to a full stop (sometimes more) below meter. My camera becomes invariant at ISO 400 so, I'll dial that in knowing I can maximize exposure and have room to lighten in post. I typically bring up an egret (or the white heads of eagles and osprey) by anywhere from 0.5 to a full stop. I'd rather push a bit in post than risk loosing any detail in the feathers. The best light is early morning or late day indirect lighting, or a pleasantly cloudy day when the sky is a ginormous soft box

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