Squirrels, Masters of Balance
With this post I want to show you some other photos of the same squirrel I uploaded some days ago. I prefer to upload the most funny photos of a set later, so, with this post you see the last photos of that squirrel.
In the other post the squirrel was on the ground, but some seconds later it jumped on a fence and I had to react immediately. Although I discovered already many advanced settings of my D7100, situations come up where you don’t have time to adjust anything. At some point I will probably learn to do this faster, who knows.
I agree if professionals say you should use custom settings, however, I don’t think that it is always possible. If you are that fast then do it, if not then use the automatic modes. I think the best photos are the ones where you have been able to freeze the moment, not the photos that you didn’t take because you were busy to adjust your camera settings.
Also I learned that the best way to take photos of fast-moving subjects is to use your camera like a machine gun. With that said, my very early beginner advice is to either click the shutter button as fast as possible after focusing correctly, or to understand how to use the continues shooting mode if your camera can do this.
I shot twenty photos of this squirrel and I deleted sixteen, it doesn’t matter, what matters is that I got four good photos. It’s always better to take as many as you can, especially if the subject is moving. That works rather well for me, you can take a look at home if you got some good shots, and then you can decide if you want to edit or share the photos.
Talking about the squirrel, I do think it’s amazing how they can even run over fences. It’s as if they would be masters of balancing, which is why I have chosen to use the title “Masters of Balance”. The photos are apart from cropping not edited (lazy today), I thought I share them anyway, I hope you enjoyed them.