Bird Photography

Despite what #linux thought this discussion was about, it’s actually about photographing hawks, owls, ospreys and other wild fowl. Here’s a tip I must try out, whenever it gets bright again in these parts..

…When shooting against a bright sky, compensate by 1.3 to 1.7EV….

I think that’s up the EV, but another post suggests turning it down by that amount. Who’s right?

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

1 reply on “Bird Photography”

i would like to get in to this conversation. i was looking for the smarty forum, found that another existed, this one, and then saw the entry about the phptography, then even better, about the bird photography. i am a php app developer, and a seasoned birder/wildlife photographer .

i use my eyes for the meter, because light meters will ALWAYS get the exposure wrong. instead of shooting at only f8, shoot at only 125th, and 250th and use your eyes for the light. Very overcast extending deep shadows=5.6 full sun=16 if shooting high contrast, such as black and white colored subjects, make sure and photograph on overcast days!

i would be glad to elaborate if you guys are still around..

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