Herons, swans, 2 kinds of deer, robins, geese, ducks, squirrels, owls, rabbits and those colourful interloper green parakeets. All on our doorsteps and ready for your camera.
Wildlife photographers study their subjects and work out where they need to be to get the get the picture. They get up early and they are endlessly patient. If you see something interesting spend some time trying to get the shot.
Birds are animals. Seems wrong doesn't it - just like tomatoes and apparently NUTS (I've just read) are fruit. Crazy world, but we don't make the rules - we just look through the little rectangular hole and press the button )
Take Care If you are photographing deer in one of the parks, remember to keep quiet and make sure you stay at a safe distance. Summer is not the most dangerous time but they are wild animals and you should keep your distance.
How ? The only problem is how to photograph them with a phone or a camera that doesn't have a long zoom lens. The answer is to use your legs and get as close as possible. DO NOT zoom in a long way unless you have an optical zoom on your camera. The quality will be much better if you stay zoomed out a little on phone or compact and then crop the picture later. If you can find a long lens that's brilliant but make sure the shutter speed is as fast as you can get it. Longer lenses are heavy and can cause camera shake.
Patience and timing
One-a-day animals and birds
Remember composition - think of the Rule of Thirds
Or try a Silhouette
Zoos & Safaris Different skills - when we are able to travel again. Planning when to go & definitely packing a long lens. Finding out about feeding time at the zoo or safari park.