Manual Exposure Advantage

Egret, Jetty Park
Fort Pierce, Florida


Knowing how your camera works to make an exposure can help you get better shots in tricky lighting conditions. The early morning sun shining on the brilliant white feathers of this egret created an exposure challenge for the camera. The dark blue water behind the bird could fool the camera into making the exposure too bright and thus losing the details in the feathers. So changing the camera's exposure to be slightly darker helped preserve the feather texture.

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