28 June 2013
Mute Swan with Cygnets
This was really tricky to photograph. My main concern was not blowing out the highlights so, as often, I used manual to adjust the exposure. Where to focus was a problem - I wanted all birds sharp, but particularly the adult's head. I increased the ISO to give me more depth of field and also a fast shutter speed as I was shooting hand-held. This was shot at around ISO 250, f8 at 1/1250 second - good all round settings to keep everything sharp but not too noisy. This shot was a real bonus as it captured some movement from the adult, and all three cygnets were parallel... a dream shot!!