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Old Jul 4, 2012, 6:21 AM   #1
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I am new to this forum. I have a basic EOS1000D. I want to know as to which is the best setting for wild life photography. I would be going to a deer park close by to where I live. The time would be some time in the morning at about 9 AM, so there would not be very bright sunshine like in the noon times.

Since I am new to photography, I'd require some help on this !

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Old Jul 4, 2012, 8:48 AM   #2
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What lenses do you have?

Is this "deer park" closer to a wildlife preserve or to a petting zoo?

There's already a lot of great info in the Wildlife Photos forum.
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Old Jul 4, 2012, 10:11 AM   #3
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What lenses do you have?

Is this "deer park" closer to a wildlife preserve or to a petting zoo.
As Tcav asks, if it's a preserve you may find yourself using a blind or stalking techniques to get close enough to get a good composition even with telephoto lenses. With a petting zoo the major problem is keeping the fence and children out of the frame!

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I just have the basic 18-55 lens along with the Camera. It is more of a zoo kind. but you are allowed to go into the fence. The fence is just for the deer not to come out into the open city.
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55mm is a very mild telephoto so you will have to be very close to the deer to get a good composition. This may not be an issue if the animals are tame enough to feed from a human hand but you may need an assistant to attract the deer.

If they are too wild you may have to invest in a telephoto lens in at least the 300mm range to get a decent shot.
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Try it with what you have. Then see how much you have to crop to get to the frame filling you want - that will tell you how much more length you need.

The cropped photos may or may not be worth keeping - don't worry about that. In this case you are shooting to gain information, not (necessarily) to get great photos. If a good one shows up that is a bonus.
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