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Bird Photography Tips

Bird Photography TipsTaking sharp photographs of birds is a technique that requires steadiness and accuracy, because birds naturally fear human beings and they will attempt to escape anytime they realize there is a human around them. To capture birds clearly in photographs, you do not necessarily need to buy expensive cameras and lenses. Here are some of the basic tips of how to photograph birds.

Study the subject and its environment
Most photographers rarely step back and focus on capturing the birds. When you want to get the best shots, take a clear study of the birds as well as the environment before you take the photograph. You can always practice with the birds that are within your locality or backyard more often to help you determine their behaviors and movements before heading to the field.

Consider the time factor
The ideal time for taking great pictures of birds is during the morning hours, specifically before the sun rises, and very late in the evening when the sun is just about to set. This is because birds are usually inactive at these particular hours thus making it possible for you to take the appropriate shots that would be appreciated by yourself and other people.

Determine the perfect season of the year
The ideal time of the year to take photographs of birds is usually during spring. This is the season that birds normally migrate from one place to another. It is the perfect time because you will have the chance to take the shots of numerous birds’ species that you have never even seen before. However, this is not to say that a red cardinal set against a snowy background won’t look absolutely amazing.

Hold the camera firmly
You will only get high quality photographs when you are in a position to hold the camera in a steadfast manner. This will enable you to avert instances of capturing blurred images since your hands will not be shaking. For super sharp bird photography you should be using a tripod.

Find ways of attracting the birds
This is vital because it will enable you to get closer and take varied shots of that particular bird’s species. There are numerous ways of attracting the birds such as growing their favorite plants, or placing water that they will be able to drink, among many more.

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  • by Lawson
    Posted August 1, 2013 7:15 am 0Likes

    THE biggest photography tip for photographing birds is to hold that camera firm. Then be PATIENT. And hope for a lot of luck. But it can be a very rewarding genre of photography if you stick with it. More Photography Tips

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