Remote Control Wildlife

Two new things for me: photographing wildlife & remote triggering my camera (ok, so the wildlife wasn’t that wild).

A robin in the garden

This little fellow had been frequenting our garden for a while and had sort of got used to us etc. He wasn’t quite comfortable being close enough to get a good shot of though, seeing as the longest lens I have is 200mm. What I did have however was a Hahnel radio trigger. One of those inexpensive “seemed like a good idea at the time” purchases which, after the initial novelty has worn off, never sees the light of day again. Until now…

Just the situation where I need it. So camera with 200mm lens on tripod; a little incentive to attract my subject and me sat in the kitchen, radio trigger in hand waiting… and waiting… and waiting!

Ok; so I only had to wait about 45 minutes before I got a decent couple of shots, not perfect, but passable.

The moral of the story? Clearly, wildlife photography is a game of patience and if you want good results you have to wait… and wait.


Published by pgtim

A UK amateur photographer.

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