Hi! I am Guts from Pangolin Photo Safaris. Today we are on the beautiful Chobe River again taking a picture of a lovely
yellow-billed stork. This time of the year, the yellow-billed stork has a beautiful pink plumage. I want to try and capture that. That’s why I’m going under-expose
just a little bit – maybe one third – just to make sure that I’m not burning the
white feathers with a bit of pink in them. Another thing that I’m going look
out for, is to make sure that I don’t cut the feet. Yes, the feet will be in the
water, but leave enough space at the bottom of your frame, so that your mind
can finish the feet. That you don’t cut them off. Also, my shutter speed is going
be a little bit faster. I am shooting on manual mode. I am going to make sure my shutter speed is at least 1/2000 sec. The reason for that would be..I’ve
got a 600mm lens here. Multiplied by two, this gives you a 1/1200 sec, but because of the crop factor, it will give me almost a 1/1800 sec. So, the closest I’ll get to that is 1/2000 sec and
I’m gonna shoot on two thousand. That will also make sure that I can freeze
the little droplet at the tip of his beak. Let’s see if we can get that. There we go.
I’m putting my focus point a little bit up, so I can have it right on his beak.
Always be aware of your background. My horizon is pretty much straight, and then I do something I call ‘Border Patrol’. I am going to left, right, top, bottom to
make sure in the background that there is nothing nasty that’s poking out. Yeah, a
little bit to the left. I’ll get rid of that nasty bush over there. There we go. Move my focus point to his beak, where I would like to get the droplet
in focus, and there we go. Be a bit patient that he will lift his head – and
another one… YES! My Pink’s are there and the whites are not blown. That’s the effect that we were looking with a drop coming
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