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5 tips for taking better nature photographs

By: Georgia Conservancy on Sept. 17, 2010, 8:08 a.m.

Photo: Jim Farmer

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Use a tripod

Even a steady hand can’t rival three metal legs when it comes to capturing crystal-clear images. A tripod is particularly handy when you want to zoom in on a subject, such as a flower. Of course, your hand may have to suffice if you’re trying to shoot fast-moving animals or insects.