Bee-Eaters, Hungary

Photograph by Joe Petersburger, National Geographic

Although photographers are regularly frustrated in low light situations, the slower shutter speeds required can sometimes lead to a surprise image that is made special by the blurred action in the frame. Joe Petersburger’s photograph of a pair of bee-eaters is one of those happy accidents. —Annie Griffiths

Photo Tip: Even with wildlife, low light and longer shutter speeds can lead to surprising, new images. Instead of cursing the low light, use it to make creative photographs. Something wonderful may happen!

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