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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Photography in harsh light? Florida in late May |
I am taking a rare vacation as the opportunity has presented itself this forthcoming Memorial Day weekend. I will be flying into Miami and am busy building a flexible itinerary for the trip. My target is wildlife, my focus mostly on birds but also on reptiles and amphibians. Although I am aware that Florida is teeming with wildlife, I am concerned over the sun's angle at this time of year. I know it will be crucial to be out and about early and late, but from what I hear the vast majority of the daylight will be "harsh."
Here in Ohio, it has been quite a while since the sun was high enough to be harsh much of the day; I almost forget what that looks like! Anyhow, I know amazing photos still can be taken in the middle of the day. I am hoping for cloudy conditions mid-day to filter those rays, but I know I cannot rely on that. What are some of your tips regarding mid-day harsh light wildlife photography? I'm not much of a flash guy, but if need be I might have to take a crash course in fill flash with a beamer.
In case it is helpful, my proposed gear list for the trip:
Canon 5D IV
Canon 1D IV
Canon 100-400L II
Canon 100/2.8L Macro
Canon 580EX II and likely MT-24EX (both for nighttime reptiles/amphibians)
Possible locations include: Everglades NP, Wakodahatchee and Green Cay wetlands, Tigertail Beach, etc
Thanks for any tips