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Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Laurie Excell

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4. Get to Know Your Subject

A Better Understanding of Your Subject’s Behavior Leads to Great Shots

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Understanding the buttons and dials, the menus, and the nuts and bolts of your camera, as well as becoming proficient with it, is a good start. Even though you are anxious to get out in the field, if you are patient (something you need to be when it comes to wildlife photography), you’ll not only get there, but you’ll return with some excellent images. Knowing your subject is as important as knowing your equipment. To be a successful wildlife photographer, you must become a wildlife observer. It takes patience, persistence, and practice to capture ...

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