Gray Day Ibis, 2 - click to enlarge

Gray Day Ibis, 2

This is the second set of ‘Gray Day Ibis’ photographs where I had the time to manipulate my settings while shooting.

Gray Day Ibis, 2 - click to enlarge
Gray Day Ibis, 2 – click to enlarge

These are brighter and the sky did get lightened. No magic changes though. I closed the aperture from 5.6 to 6.3, slowed speed to 1/800, but on some went back 1/1000. I did pull the lens back knowing I could crop a little.

Gray Day Ibis, 2 - click to enlarge
Gray Day Ibis, 2 – click to enlarge

Spot metering was still used, but my focus are is widened to allow for a moving bird, and metering on a larger area. Spot is metered on the focus area.

Gray Day Ibis, 2 - click to enlarge
Gray Day Ibis, 2 – click to enlarge
Gray Day Ibis, 2 - click to enlarge
Gray Day Ibis, 2 – click to enlarge

If it all sounds confusing…it is until you you try it (and often). It does work.

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