Be­yond the lens

The sto­ries be­hind the world’s great­est shots

Practical Photography (UK) - - Spring - by Sue Hsu

Stun­ning images from the world’s most tal­ented pho­tog­ra­phers.

Tai­wan cherry blos­som

l Dur­ing spring, when the blos­soms are flow­er­ing, groups of Ja­panese white-eyes of­ten gather around the Tai­wan cherry trees in the morn­ing. There are some­times hun­dreds of these tiny birds con­gre­gat­ing in groups to play with and sing to each other. The sheer num­ber of birds makes get­ting a good com­po­si­tion chal­leng­ing though. I picked out a good frame with the blos­som as the back­ground and then set up my cam­era on my tri­pod – and spent two days try­ing to get this shot.

Canon 7D | 300mm | 1/1600sec | f/2.8 | ISO 640

Sue Hsu is a wildlife pho­tog­ra­pher based in Tai­wan. She’s pas­sion­ate about pho­tog­ra­phy and the ex­otic crea­tures she’s sur­rounded by in her home coun­try.­tle­tree131

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