I have endless memories of being held up or lined up for a family photo, squinting into the sun. I have just-short-of-endless photographic evidence of same.
It started early.
It never stopped.
Now, I get the thing about not having the sun behind the subject, but there must be some tactic for taking photos so subjects don’t have to grimace into the sun.
Well, there is, and the birds have found it – two tactics, in fact.
Neither of these tactics is available to me–I lack both the nictitating membrane (check out #4 of 7 for a surprise) and the swivel-neck these mallards are deploying so casually–but I have to admire the endless (albeit undirected) ingenuity of evolution which seems to have prepared them precisely for my photo shoot. After all, they do look fabulous in full sun.