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5 Wildlife Photography Tutorials Recently Posted On ePHOTOzine

5 Wildlife Photography Tutorials Recently Posted On ePHOTOzine - Here are five more top tutorials ePHOTOzine has posted on wildlife photography.

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Animals / Wildlife

Animals / wildlife are a subject you can photograph all year round and as we are heading towards summer, when we should see some better weather, photographers should be making most of the warmer days by getting outdoors and having a go at wildlife photography.

To give you some inspiration as well as tips on photographing certain subjects, plus ideas on what equipment you'll need, have a read of our gear guide then click on the links to take you to each individual article.

Gear Suggestions:

Lenses – For shy subjects you'll need longer lenses to capture frame-filling shots. For smaller subjects such as Ladybirds and other insects you'll need to grab your macro lens out of the bag.
Vanguard tripod and monopod
Tripod – Using a support is always a good idea and tripods in Vanguard's award-winning Alta Pro range are light-weight, portable and also feature Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) Systems that allow users to move the central column from zero to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze. For walks around nature reserves or when you're visiting places that'll be popular with crowds, you may want to consider taking a monopod instead as they are easier to walk with and will take up less room.
When it comes to tripod heads, if you want a head that's easy and quick to adjust, consider trying a ball head. Vanguard's BBH-200 can be easily adjusted in every direction and supports up to 44lbs in weight.

Basic Wildlife Photography Tips For Beginners

If you're new to wildlife photography, have a read of our 5 basic but essential tips on wildlife photography. We list advice on clothing to wear and what gear to take as well as basic technique advice.

Photo by Peter Bargh.

Photography In A Nature Reserve

You can get some great wildlife shots practically on your doorstep thanks to local nature reserves. In this article we list gear you may want to consider taking to photograph wildlife at nature reserves as well as a few tips to help you perfect your shooting technique.
Photo taken at Brandon nature reserve near Coventry from a hide.

Tips On Photographing Damselflies

John Gravett of Lakeland Photographic Holidays goes on the hunt for Damselflies but how easy is it to find them, and then, to photograph and identify them? Find out in this article.

Yellow Banded Dragon Fly
Photo by John Gravett.

5 Tips On Photographing Puffins

Learn where you'll find these photogenic birds, what gear you'll need to capture successful shots and how to deal with exposure problems. 

Photo by Coleslaw

Ladybird Photography Tips

On a bright summer's day you can easily spend a happy hour or two chasing Ladybirds around photogenic plants and to help you capture the best shots possible, we've put together a list of a few tips on gear you'll need as well as shooting suggestions in our latest article.

Photo by MandyD.

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CDSINUK 5 223 England
25 Jun 2012 8:50AM
i have open fields to the rear of my house, we have 4 Kites living out back, one is massive, however every time i try and photographe them the picture is always just out of focus, but am i wasting my time? i have a sony alpha A230, 18-55 sam standard lens, and a AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 DI LD MACRO 1:2 Tamron , i dont think they are fast enough for birds in flight, i am so close to getting a good picture, but always just a little burr? it very frustrating and being a new guy, was wondering if you realisticaly think i stand a chance, i do use a tripod also,
25 Jun 2012 9:17AM

We have this article on taking photos of birds in flight which you may find useful:

Birds In Flight
CDSINUK 5 223 England
25 Jun 2012 10:43AM
Hi Nik111 many thanks for your post, had a quick look and yes very useful, will be out later today to try some tips, many thanks again
kind regards

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