I took this shot last summer at my in-law’s place. This young robin was perched near their bird bath. It was such a hot day that even the wood he was resting on was hot - he kept lifting one foot and then the other.
I probably shot 20 frames to get this photo. When you’re trying to capture an image, keep working it. Try different angles, different camera settings. Take both horizontal and vertical shots.
I cringe when I see people take a single shot of something and then put their camera away. What if one of the subjects in the frame (be it human or animal) closed their eyes? What if you accidentally moved and the shot blurred?
The more photos you take with care and the more settings and angles you try, the more likely you are to come up with at least one shot that you will really like later.
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