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Shoot Nature like a PRO via OnePlus 7T

  1. N1574861609498
    Cupcake Oct 11, 2020

    N1574861609498 , via OnePlus 7T , Oct 11, 2020 :
    Hi guys!

    Oneplus has brought a sense of freedom in my life, to shoot any precious moment instantly. Not just it helped me to start a instagram page but also a youtube blogging channel.

    But if you are focusing in wildlife and nature photography. There are few tips and tricks i would like to share to capture the best shots.

    Before this here are some of my shots
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    Most of the above shots i have actually captured as a slowmotion video. Its very hard to capture such moments.

    But you can also get such shots by following these tips:
    1. If you see any butterfly on a tree leaves/flowers/plant. You should note that spot. A butterfly follows a behaviour where it definitely returns back to same spot. I don't know the science behind it but i have experienced it.
    2. A butterfly in pairs will always be slow moving, may be they are mating. So you can easily capture theor slow motion video as they try to stick together and are slow in speed.


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    3. For shooting birds, first identify source of good food for them like fig plants, a tree with soft fruits.

    Birds naturally come to these plants. Most day time birds are most active in the time of 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs. This time is for their feeding

    For shooting such birds, you should either shoot it through a window in home or vehicle., so that your movements are not seen by birds. You can also make yourself a cardboard enclosure or box and shoot from that.

    4. Water sources are very important for capturing animals, birds or insects. Either you will fund birds bathing there, animals drinking water or taking a bath. Find yourself a safe spot and capture shots.

    5. You should research about mating season, type of bird, insect before hand. There are apps like Merlin bird ID by Cornell lab. These apps help bird watchers to identify type of bird by its shape , color, wing size and also by its voice. You can also use such apps to give a bird call, some time birds get curious by the sound and help in shooting.


    Thats all I have to share for now. But i will continue to share more of my experiences on nature photography in coming posts. Till then. Ciao!
     

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  2. script
    Moderator Moderator Oct 12, 2020

    script , Oct 12, 2020 :
    Thx, very good post. Please, add your future tips and pictures to this thread, which is sticky now!

    Welcome to the photography section.

    Cheers, Script
     

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  3. Syrix
    Gingerbread Mar 22, 2021

    Syrix , via OnePlus 8T T-Mobile , Mar 22, 2021 :
    Hey, my name is Jeffrey and nature photography is a big deal to me. I have a few photos to share and if tips are wanted, I'm willing to share any that I have.
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  4. Rakmo786
    Gingerbread Mar 30, 2021

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  6. PhotoPicker
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2 May 6, 2021


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  8. turkas
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  10. PhotoPicker
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2 May 9, 2021

    PhotoPicker , via OnePlus 9 Pro Morning Mist , May 9, 2021 :
    Yeah, the photos are compressed when uploading to the form.
     

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  11. turkas
    Gingerbread May 9, 2021

    turkas , via OnePlus 8T Aquamarine Green , May 9, 2021 :
    still looks great. The photos I took with 8t seem to be of poor quality, as if they were compressed without being uploaded to the forum.
    and an authorized person does not make a statement that we will publish a camera update on this issue in order to relieve 8t users, although we have such a forum site.
     

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  13. cdnfarmer
    Moderator, Photography Expert Moderator Oct 19, 2021 at 3:58 AM

    cdnfarmer , Oct 19, 2021 at 3:58 AM :
    Hi There,

    If you upload your pictures via the app, it compresses the pictures. There are several tools that you can use to compress the pictures. YaImCo was developed by a community member for this community. It preserve the integrity of the pictures as much as possible. If you do compress the picture, upload it via the browser. Otherwise the app will compress it again.
     

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  14. cdnfarmer
    Moderator, Photography Expert Moderator Oct 19, 2021 at 4:16 AM

    cdnfarmer , Oct 19, 2021 at 4:16 AM :
    Nice idea and thread @N1574861609498

    Nature photography is a great field and probably my favourite. Here are a few tips or considerations.

    1. Being award of the environment in which the pictures are taken is very important.
      • The time the sun rises or set, the golden even Blue hour.
      • Use the light to your advantage.
    2. Use Portrait mode. It is not only for taking pictures of people. In fact, it can be very helpful in nature photography especially when you want the subject to stand out of the picture or need to get closer but can't without scaring the animal/insect away.
      • Note that you still have to be in optimal zone for it to work. You need to figure this out with your device. It varies.
      • It also helps when you have only one hand and cannot change parameters to take macro or pro mode shots (had this happen when a dragonfly landed on my arm.).
    3. Thus, portrait mode can be used for nature items such as insects, animals, leaves etc.
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    All pictures taken with OnePlus 9 Pro
     

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