Prince of the teasels

Digital SLR Photography - - Expert Critique -

by Mark Gunn Canon EOS 1200D with Sigma AF 135- 400mm f/ 4.5- 5.6 APO lens. Ex­po­sure: 1/ 100sec at f/ 5.6 ( ISO 100).

What we think: This is the sort of scene that bird pho­tog­ra­phers wait all day for – a sub­ject rest­ing in an el­e­vated po­si­tion, bathed in warm, soft light. Mark framed the shot nicely, with the com­po­si­tion show­ing some of the bird's en­vi­ron­ment. There's some soft­en­ing of the im­age – this could be down to cam­era move­ment or a slight breeze. Don't be afraid to raise the ISO rat­ing for a faster shut­ter speed and also stop down slightly for more op­ti­cal sharp­ness. For ex­am­ple, ISO 800 would al­low for 1/ 400sec at f/ 8 in the same con­di­tions. Why it works 1) Great sub­ject in nice, warm light 2) Good fram­ing and com­po­si­tion 3) Tele­photo ren­ders back­ground soft

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