Posts tagged Wildlife Photography
5 Techniques To Improve Your Birds In Flight Photography

There is nice golden light peaking over to the horizon, and there is a Reddish Egret foraging in the water.  Suddenly, the bird jumps up and flies away while your camera is still in transition to your eye.  You didn’t even fire a frame.  If this ever happens to you these five techniques will help you get the bird in the viewfinder to create awesome images. 

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Photographer's Guide to Cold Weather- Ankles Down

If your feet are cold, then you are not dressed properly.  I have either guided or run into other photographers dealing with cold feet and, as you know, it is uncomfortable/ painful detracting your focus away from the animal towards your lower extremities.  If you are dress properly even in the most extreme conditions, your feet will feel comfortable.  The three components of adequately keeping your feet warm are socks, inside the boots, and boots. 

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Canon 100-400mm f/ 4.5-5.6 IS II Review

Prior to the introduction of the 100-400 f/ 4.5- 5.6 IS II, Canon has had an apparent gap in their telephoto lens lineup.  The previous version was a slow- focusing lens, which caused photographers to opt for either fixed focal length offerings, shorter zoom options, or lenses made by third- party manufacturers.  Canon drastically improved the performance of the lens by enhancing the sharpness, autofocus speed, and some other characteristics.  However, the new lens also has some negatives. 

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Tripod Selection

There is a place, and time, for hand holding supertelephoto lenses.  Hand holding larger lenses allows you to move more dynamically, however after prolong period fatigue will kick in.  For me, a good tripod has four main characteristics: stability, portability, functionality, and durability.  Tripods are expensive, and so are your lenses.  Buying a cheaper tripod will save you money in the short- run, and just like anything cheap you buy now, 99% of the time you will end up upgrading.  However, don’t use price to determine quality; there are many expensive pieces of junk (Gitzo). 

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Wildlife Photographer’s Field Review- Canon 1DX Mark II

Canon noticeably improved the functionality of the new Canon 1DX Mark II over its predecessor.  Many features including autofocus speed, autofocus accuracy, FPS improvements, and ISO noise characteristics are hard quantify on spec sheets, however are noticeable to any photographer using the original 1DX.  

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Guide to Capturing Wildlife Up Close & Personal

Capturing wildlife up close and personal can prove challenging for nature photographers—and also worthwhile. Shortening the distance between camera and subject allows the photographer to experience different points of view, and wide-angle lenses can throw a subject into a strikingly larger-than-life perspective. While successfully capturing such pictures requires more than a little skill, the fundamentals are simple. Every close encounter has three main parts: location, approach, and exit.

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