Wildlife

If you enjoy photographing wildlife, I am sure you would agree that there’s no substitute for shooting in the animals natural environment, but, that will usually mean a long and expensive trip abroad.  However, a more practical alternative is to visit your local wildlife park.   It’s surprising the kind of results you can get.  All you need is a digital SLR with a long zoom lens and a lot of patience.  Your lenses should be able to cover 35mm to 200/300mm but be aware if you start changing lenses it could cost you the shot of the day.  So instead be prepared to move forward or back if the subject moves.  Do your homework on the layout of the zoo and pick your shooting points taking into account, visitors, feeding times, fences, glass, and the time of day for shadows and sun?  A rainy day is not necessarily the best day as the sensible animals will be undercover and therefore not offering the most natural shots.  In most zoo environments, you will have to contend with bars, glass or other barriers. Glass is less of a problem than bars, if you get right up to the glass to eliminate any reflections. Resting the lens hood on the glass also provides some support and reduces camera shake. It goes without saying that flash should be avoided as it would simply flare off the glass anyway.  Why not give it a try next time you are looking for a project or just a day out.

Here are a few of my images….

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Diamonds in the Hedgerow

Valley Of Mist – Poem by Les Derbyshire

I wander in a valley full of mist today,
In cloud so low I feel its breath.
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
The scattered villages ghostly ride
Upon a sea of fine white silk,
Float silently among the fields.
Through muslin-curtained sky
I glimpse the sun’s pale disc;
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
He finds no welcome here
And hurries on to warm some other hillside.
Nothing in your web will you catch today, spider!
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
It hangs in the hedgerow
A vision of bright diamonds.
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
Patient cattle in the yard
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
Breathe soundless clouds.
No flight of bird disturbs the grey-lit sky
Nor song delight the ear.
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
The muffled stream withholds its playful voice,
Glides softly on its way.
I turn aside
And through the enfolding air
I trace again my homeward road.
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher

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Birds

If you have ever attempted to photograph Swallows, House Martins or Swifts in flight you will know how difficult it is to get a sharp image so I am very pleased with the two images at the bottom of this post:

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Terry Fisher Photography
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