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Snowy Plover - Directional versus Quality of Light

Bird PhotographyTim Boyer

It was just after noon that I came across this Snowy Plover today.  So the light was not the typically sweet morning or later afternoon light that warms up an image, that I like.  But by putting the sun directly on the face and eye of the bird I was still able to get a workable image, without too much contrasting shadow below the main subject.  

Taken at 12:28 PM on 1/17/16.
Taken at 12:28 PM on 1/17/16.

This image was created at 1/640 of a second, at f/7.1 and ISO 250.  With the handheld Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the EF 100-400 mm f/4.5 - 5.6 IS lens.

Enjoy  Thanks Tim