3 easy ways to shoot winter wildlife photography from your garden
01 Feed the birds
Set up a feeding station in your garden to attract birds. Choose a spot that has a good background for your shots and that receives sunshine most of the day, as this increases your lighting options.
02 Stay hidden
Use a photo-hide or temporary screen, so that the birds are more relaxed. Mount your camera and longest telephoto lens onto a tripod and train the lens on perches close to the feeders. Use an easily adjustable tripod head so that you can compose your pictures and react quickly.
03 Keep up with the action
Small birds are often fast moving, so to prevent subject blurring shoot in Aperture Priority (Av) mode with a wide aperture to give the fastest shutter speed. Around 1/500 sec or faster is best. To capture the bird in a good pose, use the camera’s motordrive to take a rapid sequence of shots.
PAGE 1: How to attract winter wildlife
PAGE 2: Framing your winter wildlife pictures
PAGE 3: 3 easy ways to shoot winter wildlife photography from your garden
PAGE 4: Capturing garden birds in flight
PAGE 5: Final tips for photographing garden wildlife
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