Normally, I shoot in aperture priority mode. However, I really wanted to capture a little movement without the blur. So, I put my camera on manual and set out again.
I really need to get out more. These are the result of yet another outing in the apartment complex. This time I wanted to focus on some of the wildlife around the lake.
So far, I have had trouble catching action shots and maintaining a crystal clear focus. After reading a few things online, I found a couple tips that helped me along the way.
I was pretty happy with a lot of the shots. I’m finally starting to gain confidence behind the camera. There have been a few times during my shoots, usually on the days above ninety-eight degrees, where I would rather just whip out my camera phone and be done with it.
I’m glad that I have kept trying.
Because finally, after sweating and getting eaten alive by bugs, I got a shot I could be proud of.
The next little project wasn’t as easy. I noticed a squirrel in a tree. Well, less “noticed” and more “got screamed at by” a squirrel in a tree. He was making so much noise I felt like it was an invitation to take a couple pictures. The sun was setting by this point. So, my light source, and knowledge on how to adapt to the situation, were failing.
I just felt like this was pretty sitting beside the water.
This little thing flew by when I was on the ground trying to make this shell look as pretty on the screen as it did in real life.
Before my camera battery died, I was able to snag this shot. This is the second time I have been left with a dead battery while out shooting. If anyone has any recommendations of off brand batteries that are reliable, I’d love to hear about them. I was looking into buying a couple of the Nikon brand ones for spares. But, I was unsure if there may be a cheaper option or if going with the Nikon ones are my best bet. Any suggestions?