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Fight of bees

Fight of bees

Colorful butterfly

Colorful butterfly

Photos of butterflies

Photos of butterflies

Bee nest

Bee nest

Lizard photo

Lizard photo

Storks in the sky

Storks in the sky

Butterfly and floret

Butterfly and floret

Bee pursueth the bird

Bee pursueth the bird

Colorful bird

Colorful bird

Storks at home

Storks at home

Flight of a bird

Flight of a bird

Bees in flight

Bees in flight

Butterfly and blue flower

Butterfly and blue flower

The pigeon

The pigeon

What.

What.

Parrot on the tree

Parrot on the tree

Bird's wings

Bird's wings

Angry bird

Angry bird

Seagull

Seagull

Beautiful pigeon

Beautiful pigeon

On the river bank

On the river bank

Flight

Flight

Macro photo

Macro photo

White butterfly

White butterfly

Macro photo

Macro photo

Macro

Macro

Morning hunting

Morning hunting

Queue for nectar

Queue for nectar

Macro photo

Macro photo

Mosquito

Mosquito

Mosquitoes on water

Mosquitoes on water

Beetles on a tree

Beetles on a tree

Colorful butterfly

Colorful butterfly

Macro

Macro

Snake in the river

Snake in the river

Resting on a branch

Resting on a branch

Happy float

Happy float

Flying

Flying

Colorful butterfly

Colorful butterfly

The cat

The cat

Spring flowers

Spring flowers

Ant on grass

Ant on grass

Black fly

Black fly

Spider on the hunt

Spider on the hunt

Nature insect

Nature insect

Wild bee

Wild bee

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Butterfly and flower

Butterfly and flower

Exotic fly

Exotic fly

Bee on big flower

Bee on big flower

Eye snails

Eye snails

Night photographing

Night photographing

Beautiful spider

Beautiful spider

Green grasshopper

Green grasshopper

Bee and flower

Bee and flower

Ladybird

Ladybird

Ants work

Ants work

Small moth

Small moth

Butterfly on flower

Butterfly on flower

Moth

Moth

Butterfly

Butterfly

Snail and fire

Snail and fire

Spider and mosquito

Spider and mosquito

Spring

Spring

Bee in motion

Bee in motion

Macro photo

Macro photo

Bee in the spring

Bee in the spring

Insect

Insect

Beetle and spider

Beetle and spider

Spider and beetle

Spider and beetle

Dog eye

Dog eye

Mosquito

Mosquito

Spider

Spider

Macro photo of an insect

Macro photo of an insect

Lazing pigeons sitting on a monument

Lazing pigeons sitting on a monument

Blue pigeon taking flight

Blue pigeon taking flight

Picture of a Black and grey pigeon

Picture of a Black and grey pigeon

Macro art

Macro art

Snail pictures

Snail pictures

Photo fine art

Photo fine art

Picture of dove

Picture of dove

All kinds of birds

All kinds of birds

One is a snail

One is a snail

Snail and flower

Snail and flower

Cats day

Cats day

Colorful jellyfish

Colorful jellyfish

Lemur face

Lemur face

Dolphin photo

Dolphin photo

Colorful fish

Colorful fish

Puppies photos

Puppies photos

Beautiful birds of the world

Beautiful birds of the world

Wild life photos

Wild life photos

Foto angry bird

Foto angry bird

Yellow snake

Yellow snake

Most beautiful birds in the world

Most beautiful birds in the world

Parrot in cage

Parrot in cage

Wild life zoo

Wild life zoo

Pictures of parrot

Pictures of parrot

Dolphin picture

Dolphin picture

Wild life images

Wild life images

Picture of a lemur

Picture of a lemur

Small water turtles

Small water turtles

The canary

The canary

Wild animal images

Wild animal images

Small chameleon

Small chameleon

walking chameleon

walking chameleon

Picture of a chameleon

Picture of a chameleon

Wild life animals

Wild life animals

Chameleon pictures to color

Chameleon pictures to color

Chameleon images

Chameleon images

Chameleon walk

Chameleon walk

Sits nicely

Sits nicely

Legs of a horse

Legs of a horse

Snail on grid

Snail on grid

The snail and the sky

The snail and the sky

Butterfly on a flower

Butterfly on a flower

Small fluffy doggy

Small fluffy doggy

Romantic evening

Romantic evening

Mantis and a butterfly

Mantis and a butterfly

Exploring each other

Exploring each other

Ants working on the house

Ants working on the house

Do not be shy. Dove

Do not be shy. Dove

Fun place to meet

Fun place to meet

Love is beautiful

Love is beautiful

Meeting of snails on a pillar

Meeting of snails on a pillar

Photos of doves

Photos of doves

Shiny fishes Aegean sea

Shiny fishes Aegean sea

Spider has caught a butterfly

Spider has caught a butterfly

One dove

One dove

Fresh calamari

Fresh calamari

Gymnast spider at home

Gymnast spider at home

Mosquito drinks juice

Mosquito drinks juice

Mosquito with green eyes

Mosquito with green eyes

Multicolored worm on a stone

Multicolored worm on a stone

Picture of a spider

Picture of a spider

Spider and the sky

Spider and the sky

Spider mums with kids

Spider mums with kids

Spider on the dead grass

Spider on the dead grass

Spider packs his pray

Spider packs his pray

Spider prepares for the winter

Spider prepares for the winter

The supervisory snail

The supervisory snail

Dove over a metal pole

Dove over a metal pole

House spider inside the snail

House spider inside the snail

Grasshopper image

Grasshopper image

Snail hanging on twig

Snail hanging on twig

Snail on a stone on the nature

Snail on a stone on the nature

Snail walking on the road

Snail walking on the road

We are all intrigued with the things that are different from us, and one such sphere of difference that holds a lot of interest for humans is the animal kingdom. Animal photography or wildlife photography as it is generally called, involves the shooting of life forms from the animal kingdom. Subjects for animal photography extends beyond the “wild” to capturing subjects as simple as snails on a fence or curious domesticated cats.

More than with other types of photography, this category is considered to be the most difficult to capture. The difficulty with these subjects comes from the fact that they will do what they want to do when they want to do it. Unlike with human subjects or inanimate objects, you cannot pose them or tell them what to do. The only way to achieve excellent images is to be patient. In most cases animals, may be too active for you to get a shot or their slow periods consist of simply lying around which may be interpreted as relatively uninteresting. With these subjects you have to learn their patterns and in many cases be willing to wait in hopes of getting a great shot.

As with other forms of photography, you must be mindful of the depth of field. This refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. A smaller aperture usually provides more depth of field and will bring more of the background into focus which can distract from whatever animal that should be the focal point of the picture. This is not to say however, that the background is not important. The animal’s habitat is important since it helps to add character to the picture, but the surrounding atmosphere should not be included to the detriment of the composition of the image. Therefore adjusting your aperture to the framing is important.

Since these subjects are almost always very active, an important aspect of getting a great shot is to freeze the movement. You want to capture life, so freezing their movement gives the picture a more natural feel as well as adds personality to the image. Capturing movement can be done by adjusting the shutter to a fast speed in an effort to eliminate blur.

When taking animal photographs one mistake that is often made is taking a picture from a human perspective. Animal photographs are much more compelling if taken from the level of the animal. Don’t hesitate to get down low or climb up high. The results will be worth when the image captured looks more natural. Another thing that happens with animal photography is a lot of attention to the large obvious creatures. Zooming in on small reptiles and taking macros of tiny insects can create amazing images.

Needless to say, capturing animal in the right lighting will make a world of difference as it does in other forms of photography. Photographing animals can be quite rewarding as they have much to offer not just in their uniqueness but also the personality that they add to an image.