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Bird Photography Tips — The Key Ingredients of a Good Bird Photo (preview)

©Ethan Meleg Photo: Magnolia warbler Settings: ƒ8@1/125 sec., ISO 400, Canon 1Ds Mark III and EF 500mm f/4 lens + 2X extender

©Ethan Meleg
Photo: Magnolia warbler
Settings: ƒ8@1/125 sec., ISO 400, Canon 1Ds Mark III and EF 500mm f/4 lens + 2X extender

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg

Learning to critique your photos is fundamental to improving as a bird photographer. It’s OK to be hard on yourself and compare your photos against the best ones out there. I’ve been my own harshest critic since the day I started shooting photos and have used this as an important tool for getting better. After viewing tens of thousands of bird photos over the years, I’ve learned that a good bird photo, just like a fine meal, is made up of key ingredients. When you put them all together, the results can be awesome!

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