This brown Pelican was cruising by as I was taking some low-level Willet shots at Galveston’s east beach. I should have switched from Willet to Pelican silhouette mode as he swam towards the sun reflecting off of the water. I’d normally use evaluative metering for silhouette shots but had the camera set on spot metering instead. It still worked as the spot metering helped to darken the scene even though my exposure compensation was set at +2/3.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II head.
1/1000 sec @ F 5.6, ISO 500, spot metering, +2/3 exposure compensation