This lioness (Panthera leo) seems to have eaten her fill and lay almost immobilised, yet alert, staring at the photographer in rather a pleasant pose, following the feast of the night before. These animals are perhaps the most fascinating to observe and photograph in the wild, yet are perhaps potentially the most dangerous if not treated with utmost respect.
(Canon 50D; f/5.6; 1/250sec; ISO-100; 105mm)
Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
Capturing birds on the wing, or in confrontation with each other requires a fast shutter speed of at least 1/2500sec or where the light is good twice this speed. Bird photography means long lenses and where possible a tripod is essential, especially if you need to watch for opportunities over long periods. Use a large aperture and increase the ISO of the camera where necessary. The Manual mode is recommended.