Taking perfect pictures of birds can be a tricky job. They never really stop and pose for the picture so in order to capture them; you have to be very careful with a lot of things. Following are some of the tips that can help you out with bird photography along with some inspiring examples at the end.
Capture Them In Direct Sun:
There are two benefits for capturing the birds in sunlight; one is that it helps you getting fast shutter speeds and the other is that it throws lighting to the birds. In order to freeze the flying birds, you always need a fast shutter speed and lighting helps in clearing the details of birds that shadows usually hide.
Birds don’t usually fly towards you as they only try to get as far away from you as possible. So be patient and wait for them to come close to your sight. Waiting will allow you to be close to birds as they will gradually feel that you are not harmful for them.
Take Too Many Shots:
Since birds move continuously, it’s better to take a lot of pictures of them so that you capture the perfect pose. Enable continuous shooting so that you do not have to wait after capturing a picture and capture birds in burst.
Focus The Eyes:
When looking at the bird photos, the viewer always goes for the eyes first. So it’s better to keep the eyes of your bird sharp. Choose centre point on the autofocus point as this will help you to focus eyes clearly.
Birds are very sensitive and they fly as soon as they feel any threat. Don’t make any movement that scares them away. Stay calm and let them make their movement.
Be Ready To Shoot:
Sometimes the most amazing bird photos come at the most weird moments. So be ready to capture birds whether you are out in a park or anywhere else. Set everything for a wildlife shot so that when you are hiking and you see a beautiful bird sitting next to you on branch, you are ready to capture the creativity of nature.
These are some of the things that you should take care of before capturing the birds. Following are some of the inspiring examples of bird photography.