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Nevia Cashwell
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Use of Polarizer for Bird Photography


Using my own research and helpful tips from fellow BetterPhoto members, I am now the owner of a 170-500mm lens that I will be using for bird and wildlife photography. My question now is how important is a polarizing filter for bird and wildlife photography. No doubt helpful when photographing on the water but what about in other situations? Do you find that addition of filter makes lens too slow to be effective? Thanks in advance. Nevia


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4/29/2005 12:09:39 PM

 
Maverick Creatives
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2004
  hi Nevia
Depending on the time of day and the light (weather) conditions
Polarizers can greatly enhance outdoor images by increasing contrast and color saturation, eliminating reflections from glass and other non-metallic surfaces, and darkening the blue sky. I think I'd put on my polarizer.


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4/29/2005 5:25:26 PM

 
Nevia Cashwell
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  Gary ... thanks for the input. Nevia


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4/29/2005 6:48:46 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2003
  Hi Nevia! Most Polarizers Will Take About Two Stops Away From You,Not Sure What The Max Aperture Is On That Lens?
It Takes A Fast Lens For Small Bird Photography,You Can Use A UV Filter On The Lens (At No Loss Of Fstops) And Put The Polarizer On In PS:-)Unless You Want A Nice Polarized Image And A Blurry Bird Caused From Lack Of Shutter Speed.


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4/30/2005 5:55:42 AM

 
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