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Rico by juan leon
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Grizzly Close up | by: { Brice Petit }

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Grizzly Close up | by: {  }

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Baby Deer

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Animating birbs

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Animating birbs

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Satisfied (by nemi1968)

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Satisfied (by nemi1968)

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Wildlife Photography 201 - Technical Tips
Following on from my posts about Zoo Photography here and composition tips here, I have a few technical tips for photographing wildlife.
Most of these actually apply to zoos, general wildlife, pet or portrait photography too…
  • Know your camera - you need to be able to change settings very quickly and without looking.
  • Shoot RAW as it’s more forgiving and holds more detail.
  • I personally use AV mode and then adjust ISO to try and achieve at least 1/400 shutter speed - keep checking and adjusting. Don’t be afraid to use a high ISO to achieve the shutter speed you need.
  • I personally go for the widest aperture I can so that I get pleasing backgrounds - I’m a sucker for f/2.8! Depending on your subject though, you may want to go a bit narrower - you may want a whole beak in focus and not just the eyes, for example.
  • I generally use spot focusing and move the the focus point or ‘focus and recompose’ - only works on stationary animals though!
  • Use the best AF mode for the circumstances - single focus or servo when shooting moving subjects.
  • Same for metering mode - adjust for the circumstances. Take time to learn the effect of metering mode.
  • Try to pick your moment when shooting - you might get lucky with high-speed continuous shooting but you’ll have a lot of image filtering to do later on!
  • Use exposure compensation appropriately to handle dark fur.
  • Use a tripod or monopod if it suits you - especially with heavier lenses. I personally don’t as I like a bit more freedom to move around.
  • Like most outdoor photography, the best light is in the morning or later in the day.
  • Overcast days are often best too as the clouds act as a diffuser.
  • Avoid flash for the animal’s sake.
Photos by Gary

You can find me here: [website | tumblr | 500px | Facebook | Facebook Wildlife | Flickr] 

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Asian Elephant Greeting by Cyril Ruoso

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Asian Elephant Greeting by Cyril Ruoso

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Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its precious ivory! In the time that you are just reading this post and taking a short break from your day another elephant is brutally killed again for its ivory. PLEASE visit www.iworry.org and sign their petition or simply just help spread the word that ‘Nobody needs ivory but the elephants!’ Every day is actually ‘Elephant day’ and they need us now more than ever.

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earthandanimals:

Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its precious ivory! In the time that you are just reading this post and taking a short break from your day another elephant is brutally killed again for its ivory. PLEASE visit www.iworry.org and sign their petition or simply just help spread the word that ‘Nobody needs ivory but the elephants!’ Every day is actually ‘Elephant day’ and they need us now more than ever.

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