A Wildlife Photography is a very popular style, with bird watcher’s spending crazy money on lenses.
Taking photos of wildlife will test every little photography skill you learn as wildlife never stays still for long, so setting up your camera and using the correct settings is a must.
I’m still trying to get the hang of it, however, it’s great fun to try and can be really rewarding when you end up with an image that shows all the detail you where hoping for.
The image of the swan above was taken with my Nikon D7000 set to Manual Mode which meant I needed to continuously adjust both speed and Aperture, which ended up not being the best option to use on this occasion as the light kept changing due to it being an overcast day.
Aperture Priority option on my camera may have been a better option due to the light, or using Shutter Priority may have been better due to the swan moving through the water. But this is the fun of Photography with every shot you take you learn a little more.
Camera set up:
Freehand shot, with the camera set to Manual Mode.