Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Rewarded for Your Patience

As many of you have noticed I love photographing wildlife. Animals by nature don't typically trust human beings for a good reason. They don't want to become lunch! Because of this they establish a bubble or safe zone around themselves that varies depending upon the situation. Any predator that comes inside that zone causes them to go on alert or possibly to flee. But it is situational and with a bit of patience on your part you can alter that by changing your behavior so that you don't appear to be as dangerous a predator. Most animals don't like things that stand erect, move too fast or head directly towards them. So don't do those things! First observe the birds or animals from a distance. Then get as close as you can without disturbing them. Now sit and wait keeping all your movements to a minimum. When you go to take a picture you must move very, very slowly and cautiously. The following images were done this way. I love the sight and sound of Black Oystercatchers. I went to a rocky place that they frequent and then I sat down and waited. After about a half hour wait they worked there way feeding among the rocks to less than thirty feet from me. Sitting quietly with very little movement has its rewards. Both images were created with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 150-600mm lens on a Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a Bogen ballhead.Camaera settings used were AV mode, ISO 400,F9.0 at 1/500th of a sec. God's love and blessings to all, chris #TeamCanon, #Bringit


  1. Your photos are amazing. I love it.

  2. Thank you so very much for the comment, Zainteresowana. Stop by for a look anytime.