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Water making its way through the red rocks
Red dragon
Sweeping Urban Morning View
Sunrise in Ganges River
Topping
Nature's lovers
In a Row
Ghosts
Rocks on the beach
Observer
A smoky day at Lake Louise
Fireball
Protecting dragon
Walt Whitman at the Highway Interchange
Bunch of Giraffes
Natural Skin Care
Sparkles
Myanmar fishermen
Access to the highway at night
Yawning
Swedish female
Autumn snow in Grand Teton
Frozen
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Fireball

The majority of wildlife photos are enlighted by the sun; however, it is really challenging to make a wildlife image showing the sun’s disc itself. The difficulty lays in the relatively small size of the sun, its position as well as its brightness. Such combination of all factors is mostly given when the sun is close to the horizon, but at this point we can also experience how fast the Earth moves, as the good moments depend on a few seconds. Even in case of clear sunrise and sunset we have only a few minutes to take good images. At this very moment an animal is to be composed into the foreground, which takes careful planning, especially in case of shy species that can be shot from hides only as the position of the sun and the camera is given, and it depends on the animals whether they walk into the space between them. A further problem is that it is not recommended to look into the view-finder when the sun is there because it can damage the eyesight, which is another reason why well-composed images can be made with such difficulty.

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Pusztaszer, Hungary
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2017, 1 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Focal Length: 800mm
Shutter Speed: 1/8000
Aperture: f18
ISO: ISO100
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