Sunday, November 13, 2016

Here's Lookin' At You, Kid

Icelandic horses. Adorable, calm, friendly, and sturdy steeds. And they are always having a great hair day!

When photographing wildlife of any kind, it is important to look for the right moments. Body position, facial expression (yes, animals DO have expressions), behavior, and interactions are just some of the things to watch for.

You also want to be careful with exposure. Make sure that light tones are not overexposed, and dark tones are not underexposed.

Use rapid burst so that you can take several shots in quick succession to improve your chances of capturing just the right moment. It is amazing how quickly a slight change in position can make or break the shot.

But most of all be sure to enjoy the moment. Enjoy the privilege of being able to capture images of a variety of animals on their own turf.

1/125 sec. at f/10, ISO 400.  Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens set at 124 mm on Canon 5D Mark III, handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "One reason why ... horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other horses."  --Dale Carnegie

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