10 Quick Bird Photography Tips

Pinned on May 2, 2013 at 7:00 am by planetMitch

10 Quick Bird Photography Tips

This is a brief excerpt from PhotoFocus

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I have made literally hundreds of thousands of bird photographs over the last 15-20 years. No matter how many times I photograph birds, I still find myself learning new tidbits that I might take for granted but that may be helpful for you. So here goes.
1. Background, background, background. If you don’t have a clean background you don’t have a good bird photo. Pick your backgrounds before you decide where to shoot.
2. It’s nearly impossible to photograph song birds, some raptors and other birds without setting up a perch and drawing the birds in. You need four things to do this. A clean place for the bird to perch, cover, food and water.

Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

3, If you decide to set up a perch make sure you use local vegetation – it both aids in drawing in the birds and it makes the photograph more believable. You won’t find many arctic terns nesting on a cactus. Darker colored perches are less troublesome exposure wise.
4. Bird feeders are the easiest way to attract birds but if you’re going to put out a feeder make sure you …

By: scottbourne

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Kaitlyn Rhoden says:

I really found your post to be helpful. I loved that you added photographs. I thought it was easy to fallow and you did a great job explaining. The only thing maybe you could do to make it better is maybe talk about the types of birds you find easyest for beginner.

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