This chapter covers animals and birds, natural landscapes and close-up photography. These are all areas that require careful consideration to obtain the best pictures and are also areas where there are often elements that are beyond your control. It might seem that flowers, for example, can be cut and positioned however seems best but ultimately you are limited by the way in which the bloom has grown and developed in relation to the rest of the plant. As is true in other areas of photography, starting with the perfect subject is the best way to get the highest chance of ending up with the perfect picture.

Although there are exceptions, nature photography is almost always undertaken in colour and should be free from potential ...

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