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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:46 AM   #355
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Awesome shot. As an aspiring bird/wildlife photographer, do you have any hints, tips or reccomendations for getting shots like this?
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 01:29 PM   #356
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:51 PM   #358
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Awesome shot. As an aspiring bird/wildlife photographer, do you have any hints, tips or reccomendations for getting shots like this?
Thank you rymack,

Looks like you have all the right gear….your D7000 and the 70-300mm will work very well for wildlife and birds.

Settings and such that work for me
  • I leave my tripod at home as I often have to move quickly. I always have my camera and lens attached to a monopod just in case. I find it an easy way to carry the weight and only extend the monopod when needed
  • Metering: Matrix – 39 point
  • Focus: Continuous servo/single point/release priority
  • ISO: 100 to 800 depending on available light (I have my ISO adjustment set to the sub-command dial for quick adjustment)
  • Aperture priority: Usually wide open unless I get unusually close
  • Shutter: I try to keep my shutter speed > 1/2,000 (I'm normally shooting hand-held and want to be ready for a flight-shot)
  • I don’t use burst shooting but many do. I just find that I can shoot at about 2 frames/second without burst if necessary and I just don’t want (or need) to sift through more shots than necessary.
You want to learn as much as you can about wildlife and birds, their habitat, what they eat, migratory patterns, etc. because knowing where and when to look is one of the most important things you need to know.

You want to find wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. Around here in an urban area, that means large designated/protected conservation areas that are a mix of forest and marshland. These areas provide a natural habitat with a source of food. Parks with picnickers, families and dogs are not going to be your best choice. Also, don't forget the fun you can have with a bird feeder and bath in your own yard if you have one.

For the most part, birders and wildlife photographers enjoy sharing information about sightings, especially the more exotic or rare sightings…check for a local or regional online forum. You can also join a local photography club where you can learn and share information about wildlife, birds and photography. Most of these clubs are an awesome resource.

IMO, wildlife and bird photography is truly a great experience that combines the best of the outdoors, nature, photography and the great people that seem to be drawn to these pursuits.

Remember, be respectful of the wildlife, birds and their habitat…if a sign says "Stay on the Trail" type thing then of course, stay on the trail...even if it means missing a sought after shot, have fun and come back and post your shots.

Cheers,
Peter

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This was taken with two lenses, the first, attached to the camera, was an Industar-69 (custom modified to shorten min. focus distance). The second, handheld off camera, was a Fujian 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens. Both shot wide open. Fun late night shot!
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Thank you rymack,

Looks like you have all the right gear….your D7000 and the 70-300mm will work very well for wildlife and birds.

Settings and such that work for me
  • I leave my tripod at home as I often have to move quickly. I always have my camera and lens attached to a monopod just in case. I find it an easy way to carry the weight and only extend the monopod when needed
  • Metering: Matrix – 39 point
  • Focus: Continuous servo/single point/release priority
  • ISO: 100 to 800 depending on available light (I have my ISO adjustment set to the sub-command dial for quick adjustment)
  • Aperture priority: Usually wide open unless I get unusually close
  • Shutter: I try to keep my shutter speed > 1/2,000 (I'm normally shooting hand-held and want to be ready for a flight-shot)
  • I don’t use burst shooting but many do. I just find that I can shoot at about 2 frames/second without burst if necessary and I just don’t want (or need) to sift through more shots than necessary.
You want to learn as much as you can about wildlife and birds, their habitat, what they eat, migratory patterns, etc. because knowing where and when to look is one of the most important things you need to know.

You want to find wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. Around here in an urban area, that means large designated/protected conservation areas that are a mix of forest and marshland. These areas provide a natural habitat with a source of food. Parks with picnickers, families and dogs are not going to be your best choice. Also, don't forget the fun you can have with a bird feeder and bath in your own yard if you have one.

For the most part, birders and wildlife photographers enjoy sharing information about sightings, especially the more exotic or rare sightings…check for a local or regional online forum. You can also join a local photography club where you can learn and share information about wildlife, birds and photography. Most of these clubs are an awesome resource.

IMO, wildlife and bird photography is truly a great experience that combines the best of the outdoors, nature, photography and the great people that seem to be drawn to these pursuits.

Remember, be respectful of the wildlife, birds and their habitat…if a sign says "Stay on the Trail" type thing then of course, stay on the trail...even if it means missing a sought after shot, have fun and come back and post your shots.

Cheers,
Peter
Thanks so much for the fantastic information!

I dont have a monopod, but I do have a fairly light tripod that I typically use as a make-shift monopod. The hardest thing I find about bird/wildlife photography is getting my images SHARP. I know this has to do with my shutter speed, so I will work on tweaking my ISO and aperture to achieve a faster shutter speed.

I am slowly learning more and more about birds and habitat, and try to apply what I know where I can. I need to do this more though, haha.

THanks again, it is much appreciated!
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