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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 7-8

    Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits: step 7

    07 Focus on the eyes
    Manually select your focusing point and aim to get the bird’s eyes pin-sharp. Zoom in close and aim fill the frame with the animal’s head and shoulders. Once you get the headshot in the bag, frame up again so you can get a full-body shot of the bird.

     

    Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits: step 8

    08 Take the bait
    Struggling to get that perfect head-on stare? Have the bird handler stand behind you and offer your model some bait. You may only have a few seconds before the bird takes off to grab its treat, but you should be able to grab the shot when the bird’s full attention is towards you.

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    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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