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You may have read that shooting in the noonday sun, without the use of diffusers, is for mad dogs and other crazies. Nature is seldom so compliant and most animals will disappear at the appearance of a shadow and many flowers are not diffuser accessible. The photograph above was taken in harsh light. The light shining through the bird’s bill is just like light hitting flowers making them almost transparent. Avoiding hot spots, glare and other distracting lighting issues can be problems but sometimes they can improve the picture. The rule about avoiding harsh light is like all rules in photography it’s more a suggestion and a guideline than a law. Photography is about working with light and learning how to do so in adverse conditions is part of the learning curve. In this case I wanted to place myself so that the available light caught the bird’s bill. It turned out well, not requiring much fuss in post-processing.