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    Winter wildlife photography: tips for taking amazing pictures at home

    | Photography Tips | Wildlife | 12/12/2012 11:23am
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    3 easy ways to shoot winter wildlife photography from your garden

     

    3 easy ways to shoot winter wildlife photography from your garden: step 1

    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.

     

    3 easy ways to shoot winter wildlife photography from your garden: step 2

    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.

     

    3 easy ways to shoot winter wildlife photography from your garden: step 3

    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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    Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 11:23 am under Photography Tips, Wildlife.

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