Photographing Florida Birds By Moose Peterson

Duration
1 hr 2 min
Lessons
15
Difficulty Difficulty Difficulty
Expert

Join famed wildlife photographer Moose Peterson as he goes out in search of some magnificent Florida bird shots.

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Bring your longest lens, your teleconverter, GPS, extra flash cards, and your tripod and lets go shooting!
Make sure your tripod is fully extended and secure, that your back is to the sunlight and to the wind, and that you are capturing the eyes of your subjects
Keep the tripod in front of you and keep your camera controls loose
Always be mindful of the balance you must strike between shutter speed and aperture
The 400-800mm range is where I like to be for bird photography
A good shot is the right combination of gear, approach, technique as well as the right subject
We've reached the halfway point of the course. Let's review some of the things we've covered so far
Look for the best individual bird in the flock and stay focused on it
This is how I work. These are suggestions, not hard and fast rules
Remember to always steady the lens, push your eye to the viewfinder and roll your finger onto the shutter release
The flash is a very important part of bird photography
This is a rigid system that I use for flash in these situations. Remember, it takes practice
In my opinion, there is none better than the Wimberley head
Develop a routine for taking it on and off so that you never have to take your eyes of the subject
I brought a friend along to join me and we patiently wait for the Osprey to present us with an opportunity
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Moose Peterson

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A Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, published in over 130 magazines worldwide, author of 23 books, and lecturing across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers barely covers the work and go...

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  1. Profile photo of pndldy pndldy

    Gret course, told me exactly what I need to take pics of birds. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of Dariac Dariac

    Moose! You are “20 feet or less” and using a 600mm w/TC? Why not just use a 70-200? —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of Dariac Dariac

    Moose! You are “20 feet or less” and using a 600mm w/TC? Why not just use a 70-200? —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback