Wildlife Photography Tip Number 2....A Fast Shutter Button Finger is a Must Have

Tip #2) You Need A Fast Shutter Button Finger.... In order to get great action wildlife photographs, you need to keep your finger on the shutter button at all times and when you think something good is going to happen, like a fish jumping out of the water, or an alligator eating that fish, you need to hold the shutter button down until the action has stopped.

If you try and just take a couple photos of some great action, then most likely you will miss the great stuff. Great action wildlife happens so fast, so you can't rely on your reaction time to take the great photo at the exact time that it happens. Human reaction time is just too slow to catch the perfect moment in 1 or 2 seconds of fast action.

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Action Wildlife photography tip number 2, You need a fast shutter button finger. In this photo of a beautiful Lammergeier Eagle, if I wasn't paying attention with my finger on the shutter button, and firing off shots when it started to fly, I wouldn't have gotten this photo of it in flight. I was actually waiting for a longtime for it to fly, but I stayed ready for action the whole time, because I didn't want to miss anything good. To see a larger version of the photo, please click on the digital photo.

You need to let your camera help capture the perfect shot, by taking as many photos in that 1 to 2 seconds as possible. Of course if you have a really expensive camera like the Nikon D3 or Canon EOS-1D Mark III, then it will help a whole lot by taking 20 or more shots in that 1 to 2 seconds, but if you have a cheaper camera that can take 10 shots in that time, then you should still be able to capture some great wildlife photos.

So remember one of the most important action wildlife photography tips is to keep your finger on the shutter button and when great action is happening hold the shutter button down until the action has stopped. Remember also to have lot's of memory card space because you will need it taking wildlife photography, which leads us to our next action wildlife photography tip, click "Next tip" below.

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