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David Dubow submitted this image taken with a Nikon D70 set to ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/800 sec. Another idea is using a polarizing filter but it will aff

David Dubow submitted this image taken with a Nikon D70 set to ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/800 sec.  The backlight hitting the bird is very effective.  Unfortunately the glare of the water is very distracting and blown out in spots.  The horizon needs to be straightened.  Nice idea but the bird is all that is really working here.  In the future if you are going to be working in this kind of light try a graduated neutral density filter to knock down the waters’ brightness and still allow the birds’ exposure.  Another idea is using a polarizing filter but it will affect the whole image.  The reality is that unless the purpose of your outing is to capture an image like this  you might not be prepared for the extreme light.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets two stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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