More Eland

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This is another record shot of an eland antelope (Tragelaphus orxy) missing its tail tufts. Notice the happy ox pecker on the back of the antelope. The photographer recalls seeing eland (and sable antelope, for that matter) in the Chimanimani range of mountains during his youth. This eland, which is still widespread and reasonable common in Zimbabwe was captured on camera in the Mana Pools National Park
(Canon 50D; f/5.6; 1/250sec; ISO-100; 250mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips

Whenever possible, always use some form of support for your camera, be this a tripod, the fork of a tree, or the edge of your car window with a bean bag. While opportunity does not always allow the use of supports, they clearly help you produce better, sharper images. Where supports are used, you obviously have more time to compose and focus. Use you manual focus rather than auto-focus.