NO Pets Or Animals In Captivity For This Challenge. Bonus points for an unusual animal.
HINTS AND TIPS; 1. As with human portraits, the eyes should be the sharpest in your image. 2. Wild animals tend to be easily spooked and are fast moving. A high shutter speed is recommended. 3. What aperture you use will depend on how big the animal is, and how far away it is. Other things to consider... 4. The longer the focal length, the shallower the depth of field, which will give you a nice and non-distracting background. 5. You will have to be mobile for this Challenge, so leave your tripod at home. 6. Remember to switch ON your VR (vibration reduction, Nikon) / IS (image stabilisation, Canon). 7. If your longer lenses are internally focussed, then you will find it advantageous to use your left hand to cradle the lens as far down (away from you) the barrel as you can. This will significantly reduce the chance of a blurry image while hand holding. 8. You can try using a rudimentary hunting blind to allow you to get closer to your subject. 9. You will need patience...lots of it! P.S. 10. It will be easier to track your subject with just the one centre focus point activated, and the focus mode set to 'continuous'. I can't wait to see your results!
One submission per person.
Your image should be captured from the time the Challenge becomes available to RSVP, until the upload date.
How to upload? After the specified upload time/date (usually 7.30am each Sunday morning), go to the home page of the Meet Up Group for Qld Landscape Photographers, scroll down to Recent Meetups, click on the particular Challenge you want to upload to and click on that. There you will find the word 'upload' written in blue. It is near the top on the right, directly underneath the 'stack' of photos. Hope this helps. Let me know if you still need help.
The Image that I love the most will be awarded the banner image for this Challenge. The top 3 will awarded and commented on. Feel free to comment on each others works of art too!
Banner image? Go to the top tool bar on the Meet Up home page and click on 'Photos"/>