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Nature Tales issue #01-- Setting the stage for nature pictures
December 19, 2005
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Welcome to Nature Tales, the newsletter with the insiders tips for getting the most from your nature photographs. We will be sharing some of our secrets and strategies for better pictures and some don'ts for those not so good shots.
December 19, 2005 Issue #01
Table of Contents:
- Feature Article - Setting The Stage for Better Nature Photographs
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. --Mark Twain
Feature Article - Setting The Stage for Nature PhotographsBy Sally Stoneking
Slowly I walked up to this small flock of geese. Their colorful
feathers glistened in the afternoon sunlight. I was being very careful not to disturb these beautiful creatures of nature.
The four of them walked in unison closer to the wall. They were preparing to take flight if things became too much of a threat from this silver faced bird. I often wonder what I look like to the birds and wildlife I am taking pictures of. They always seem to sit up and take notice, as if to pose just for this photograph opportunity.
I got several pictures and turned to leave them to their daily routine. Then as I turned I thought of something I had told a friend not long ago. “I am just going to have to go up to a flock of geese and make them fly off. Then I will get a close enough picture of geese in flight.” I am always trying to capture these birds as they fly overhead. But they fly so high and so fast, I am rarely happy with the results.
So here I was with the perfect opportunity. If I held my camera just right, and approached them gently I was hoping they would glide into the river in front of us. I returned to my quiet approach. After all I didn’t want to scare the feathers off of them. I walked with my camera in front of me slowly, and just as I had hoped, off they went. One at a time they flew off the wall and into the river. A fellow walker even stopped so I could get the best photograph possible. It was an exhilarating experience.
When I checked the pictures later I had two excellent shots of the Canadian geese wings as they folded to catch the wind. You can almost count the feathers as they carry those large bodies into the water.
Sometimes in nature, you have to set the stage for the photographs you want to take.
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Rosebud Pictures We have added to our Pictures of Roses section. See some
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