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Paul Bannick on Photographing Birds
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01-23-2014, 09:46 AM Nancy Stocker
This is on a National Audubon Society website and seems relevant for many of us.

http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/birds/10-tips-photographing-birds
01-23-2014, 09:53 AM Nancy Stocker
I think this one of Bannick's suggestions is the hardest and therefore the least practiced for our club and most of its judges. And I believe it applies across the board to our categories, not just wildlife.

"Lots of people take inspiring images, and it's natural to want to try to replicate them. Unfortunately, that wastes lots of time and is rarely productive, as the power of an image comes partly from its originality--a redo of a great image rarely evokes that same awe. Aim for different angles, new subjects, and unusual behaviors to create photos that are entirely new." Paul Bannick

To see an original (and not all of us would consider it a great photo) perspective, view the grand prize winner in the Audubon Magazine photo contest 2013 at
http://www.audubonmagazine.org/multimedia/2013-audubon-magazine-photography-awards-winners

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