A hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius – Shona: Mvuu; Ndebele: Mvubu) peaks its head up from a pool and gives the photographer the ‘beady’ eye during the fading light. These beasts are stirring before moving onto land to feed nocturnally during the night.
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III /EF200-400mm IS II USM EXT; 1/500 sec; f/5.6; ISO 5000; 560mm)
Picture ©2014 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
Macro shots of insects are perhaps best shot with a macro lens with a higher aperture setting (longer depth of field) f/11 plus. Moving subjects will require faster shutter speeds of at least 1/500sec so Manual mode would be the preferred setting. Adjust ISO according to prevailing light. Slightly under-expose the image to achieve greater definition in the studio.