Scott Prince Photography Blog

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2 Cardinals Fighting on a Perch

On this shot of 2 Cardinals fighting it out, I was photographing the bird on the bottom which was sitting peacefully on the perch. Using my Canon 1dx mkii I was utilizing all focus...

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Platform Feeder Auto Focus Method

While a large majority of my success has been with manually focusing on the feeder stand and begin shooting as a bird comes in, I found its a whole lot easier to photograph a...

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Using Props Section 2

In the image below I wanted to try something different besides shooting the same old angles and getting the same old shots, so I threw my 100 mm Macro lens on my camera. I...

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Catchlight in the Eye

It’s the smallest details that make an image pop. For instance, take a look at these 2 images. One image has the bird looking in the light while the other image shows the same...

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Using Props Section 1

Besides feeders, props add some realism to your shots and can be found almost anywhere. Whenever I venture out into the woods or a refuge, I keep a good eye out for some cool...

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Bird Portraits

The key to beautiful bird portraits Exposure. Like any photograph you create, the exposure must be dead on or close to it. Most cameras have meters built in to them and you can see...

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Platform Feeder Method #2

NOTE: This method works well for birds coming in from different angles. Here’s the second technique I mentioned earlier. Instead of focusing on the pole that holds the feeder, focus on spots on the ground....

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Platform Feeder Method #1

NOTE: This method works best with birds flying in from the side of the feeder. Platform feeders are the best way to attract larger birds like Woodpeckers, Blue jays, Cardinals etc. These feeders are...