Texture is the surface quality of a shape. Fortunately for us, nature is covered in fascinating textures. Use it to enhance your images.

Beginner tip

The best way to capture texture is to go in close with a macro lens. Cut out the background and focus only on the texture.

How you can take a similar image

Lens: Macro lens or telephoto lens with extension tube.

Settings: Small aperture. Low ISO.

How: You won’t be able to get this close to an eagle in the wild, so a bird of prey centre is a good place to try this kind of image. Remember to close down your aperture to make the entire image sharp.

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