Sandpiper


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The photographer cannot make up his mind if this is a Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) or Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) (perhaps its neither and he hopes you will put him right). These little carnivores and migrant birds are common to Mana Pools. They feed on small invertebrates picked from the sand and mud on the edge of shorelines and pans.
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/750 sec; f/5.6; ISO 3200; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

A-Z of Photography

Exposure Compensation is the deliberate under or over exposing of an image beyond the light metering system of the camera, usually done to achieve the correct exposure in difficult lighting situations. Many photographers will slightly underexpose their shots where the risk of clipping exists. That is where the intensity of light in an area of the image falls outside minimum or maximum intensities.

“A photographer’s eye is perpetually evaluating. A photographer can bring coincidence of line simply by moving his head a fraction of a millimetre. He can modify perspectives by a slight bending of the knees. By placing the camera closer to or farther from the subject, he draws a detail. But he composes a picture in very nearly the same amount of time it takes to click the shutter, at the speed of a reflex action.”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

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