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Your Best or Favorite Photo of a Bird Species.


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17 hours ago, Seanbirds said:

They’re fairly common here but very difficult to get a good look at. They flush easy.

Look for them when it snows on roads and in parking lots. How do you approach birds? I've kind of figured out over the years that gradual can be our friend. So let's say you spot a bird from a distance. Photograph from there. This does two things you get the photo even if it isn't good but you also get the bird use to you pointing a camera at it. Move in closer slowly, photograph again. Move a little closer...If you go right for close shots chances are they will flush but if you take the gradual approach your chances are better that they will stay. I use the method all the time no matter the bird species. Does this work 100 percent of the time no but it works better than trying to get close right off the bat. It also sometimes helps not to look directly at the bird as you move closer.

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2 hours ago, Clip said:

How do you approach birds? I've kind of figured out over the years that gradual can be our friend. So let's say you spot a bird from a distance. Photograph from there. This does two things you get the photo even if it isn't good but you also get the bird use to you pointing a camera at it. Move in closer slowly, photograph again. Move a little closer...If you go right for close shots chances are they will flush but if you take the gradual approach your chances are better that they will stay. I use the method all the time no matter the bird species. Does this work 100 percent of the time no but it works better than trying to get close right off the bat. It also sometimes helps not to look directly at the bird as you move closer.

I've used this method many a time. It works well!

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