Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge, Montana
When photographing wildlife of any kind, you need to choose a shutter speed that will freeze their motion since they rarely stand still. If you are using a long telephoto lens, you also need to ensure your shutter speed is sufficient to control any camera shake you might introduce. Using an equivalent of a 320mm lens to photograph this swimming swan, I selected a shutter speed of 1/1000 second to ensure a sharp image.
Learn to set the camera's controls for the picture you want in Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera, an online course beginning November 2, 2020, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register.