Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, HIFs & DIFs: Little bit of Everything (10/20/20)

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OP zackiedawg Forum Pro • Posts: 33,462
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icon1 wrote:

Kudos on getting those dragonflies in flight. Looking at the EXIF, you must have amazing light down there to be able to expose at 1/1000s/f7.1 and keep ISO at100!

Thanks Icon.  It's a blessing and a curse - of course we're prone to storms and overcast at random times on almost any day, but we do get a ton of sun, and it's super-bright.  The downside is sometimes it's so bright it causes harsh photos and lots of blown out spots even when you try to underexpose - in order to work around it in early afternoons, we need to only shoot birds in shade, or filtered under reeds and leaves that filter off some of the light.

It's one of the many reasons I hate the summers for photography - light that lasts until 8pm or longer, harsh bright afternoon light, extreme heat and humidity, constant chance of thunderstorms, lots of bugs.  Our winters aren't a whole lot cooler - we're mostly mid-80s all winter long - but the shorter day hours make for much nicer light in the afternoons, the rains lessen, and less bugs too.

We're almost ready to roll the clocks back, and I'm much happier shooting then.

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