Camera Lessons: Bunny Cleans Its Face

This morning I learned the basics on how to manually focus my camera. I used the speed shot setting and manual focus in an attempt to watch this bunny cleaning some snow off of his face. He was hidden underneath some dead bushes, but I found relatively clear spot through the branches from which to spy on him.

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My camera is a Nikon D3100 with the Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm VR lens (I was really wishing I had the 70-300mm to help get me through these branches). I was indoors, shooting through a window from about six feet away. Any tips or suggestions for improving next time’s shot are always welcome.

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One Response to “Camera Lessons: Bunny Cleans Its Face”

  1. Mully410 Says:

    You have the hard part nailed already: seeing an opportunity and being patient. I might have bumped up the exposure compensation to brighten up the scene a little. My D5000 gets confused in the snow so I would, counter-intuitively, reduce the exposure compensation to brighten the image. The D7000 doesn’t get confused like this. Your focus looks good. I like my animal subject off center of the frame most of the time but that’s up to you.

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