Photographing a bird could really turn out to be a nightmare for any photographer. There is no way that you could make them sit still. Birds could give you some really stunning picturesque poses. Bird photography is one of the most famous genre when it comes to photographing nature. Birds could be photographed in flight or when they are sitting on the branches. They could also be photographed when adult birds are feeding their off-springs!
Before thinking of getting a great picture of a bird, it is very important to understand the behavior of the birds. It is really important to attract birds. My first bird photograph was when I kept a bowl of water which attracted a lot of birds and I was able to get some good shots! Aperture control is really a key component. Also, you can use flash in some positions to try and highlight the feathers and maybe the eyes too.
Always try to keep a higher shutter speed when going for in-flight photographs. But before taking any photograph, you need to be very patient. Patience is really the key. Always try to be on the blind side, otherwise you are sure to scare away them. For me the best timing is the early morning. It gives the best light and many birds at a time. In this post we are publishing 40 Stunning Bird Photography Examples for your inspiration. Hope these might inspire you to click some great shots for yourself!
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