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    Bird photography tips: how to shoot pin-sharp pictures of birds of prey

    | Photography Tips | Wildlife | 03/06/2013 11:48am
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    Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits: steps 5-6

    Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits: step 5

    05 Continuous autofocus
    Switching to continuous autofocus means that the camera will keep focusing once the shutter button is half-pressed. This is perfect when shooting pictures of birds of prey, as they’ll never stay perfectly still – your camera’s focus will track them until you’re ready to take the shot.

     

    Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits: step 6

    06 Watch the background
    Before you decide exactly how to frame your shot, look for a clean and uncluttered background behind the bird to avoid it being a distraction. A shallow depth of field will blow it out anyway, but a single colour behind your subject will keep all the attention on the bird.

    PAGE 1: Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits – steps 1-2
    PAGE 2: Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits – steps 3-4
    PAGE 3: Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits – steps 5-6
    PAGE 4: Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits – steps 7-8
    PAGE 5: How to photograph birds in flight
    PAGE 6: How to photograph birds through a wire fence

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    Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 11:48 am under Photography Tips, Wildlife.

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