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Photography of mammals in winter

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... In the winter season there are lots of nice opportunities to photograph.Even simple landscapes become more beautiful and breathe a different, enchanting atmosphere as in a fairy-tale. ...
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Photo: © János Szekeres

NIKON D3, 80-200 mm f/2.8 f/5 1/125 s ISO 1250
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... Primary rules:. ...
... - wear several layers of warm clothing, especially protect your hands and feet - always take something to drink as you lose more fluid in cold than usual- charge you batteries completely.Coldness primary affects batteries, they lose energy faster in cold weather. ...
... For this reason keep your camera near your body as long as you can.It is worth taking extra batteries with you and keep them in your pocket, so you could change batteries if necessary. ...
... Carry your equipment in a bag or backpack to protect it from moisture.Cameras are delicate electronical devices, it is advisable to keep some rules to protect them. ...
... If you want to work with the taken pictures at home immediately, then take the card off the camera at the end of the shooting in the cold and put it in your pocket to warm it up.Before taking it out, leave your equipment at least for an hour in the bag, so it has time to warm up to room temperature. ...
... Where should we shoot? What should we photograph?. ...
... You can find even more themes than in other seasons as even the simple, flat landscape get nicer and enchanting when the fresh snow covers and hides the disturbing elements.If you want to capture animals in snowfall, then make sure to expose at least about 1/60 – 1/80 shutter speed. ...
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Photo: © János Szekeres

NIKON D100, 18-270 mm f/3.5-6.3 f/11 1/125 s ISO 400
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... I like this season very much, animals are much calmer too, they do not hide too much but are on the move almost all day looking for their food.But be careful and move cautiously as at this season they have less calorie than needed, so being disturbed may cost their lives. ...
... I recommend the usage of hide tents or other hides built on the ground in advance.A well-chosen hide and some feeding can result in successful photos. ...
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