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Showing posts with label Tip. Show all posts

Bird Photography Tip 3- Are you using the right DSLR camera lens?

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DSLR 70-300mm Lens

Bird Photography Tip 3- Are you using the right DSLR camera lens?

When you do photography with DSLR camera then it becomes very important to use the right camera lens. If we don't choose the right lens, then we will not get good pictures. 

In Bird Photography, you also need to choose your lenses well; otherwise you will miss many good opportunities. 

For bird photography, we need to use Telephotolenes because it is not easy to go very near to birds and we need to take their pictures without disturbing them. 

The two Telephoto lenses, I recommend for Bird Photography are 70-300 mm lens and 150-600 mm lens. 

For new bird photographers, they should start with 70-300 mm lens. These lenses are available in market from companies like NIkon, Sony, Tamron, Sigma etc in the price range of Rs 10000 to 35000 depending on the brand and features. 

We can catch many good moments with 70-300 mm lens and it is one of essential lens which every bird photography need in his kit. It takes some time to become familiar with the lens and with time, we become comfortable with it. 
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DSLR 150-600 mm Lens

Second, Lens is 150-600 mm lens which nearly doubles your range as compared to 70-300 mm lens; though, these lenses are heavier and 5 times expensive as compared to 70-300 mm. We can buy 150-600 mm lenses from Rs 75000 to Rs 150000; therefore, I don't recommend these lenses for beginners. 

When you have a right telephoto lens and you are familiar with it, then you can take good pictures of birds. 

In future posts, I will discuss more about lenses and their features. 

Bird Photography needs a hell lot of Patience (Bird Photography Tip 1)

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Bird Photography Tip 1    Patience 


Being a Bird Photographer is not easy because birds are basically very shy and fearful in nature. As you try to go near them soon they fly away. This happens very often and sometimes, you become frustrated.

Birds are very sensitive to your any noise or movement; therefore, they immediately notice any of your actions. However, if you remain patience with them, then sometimes they surprise you by giving the perfect shots.

The more I indulge in Bird Photography more I found it interesting and worth spending my time. If you ask how much time, then even days are not enough.

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Patience in Bird Photography
You need to just try again and again till you become lucky with an excellent shot. A Bird Photographer comes back empty handed many times; therefore, you need to keep in mind that you need a hell lot of patience to become a good Bird Photographer.

It is much easier to take pictures of birds when they are caged; however, I don't like it because I enjoy them seeing free and in open sky.

Free (Wild) birds give more interesting impressions as compared to birds in cages. To be successful with wild birds, you need to be fully charged with a good dose of patience.

Here i want to quote an example of my experience with tiny birds, the main problem with all tiny birds is that they don't sit at a single place for a long time. It took me around one week to take pic of

A Beautiful Tiny Bird (Oriental white-eye)

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A Beautiful Tiny Bird (Oriental white-eye)


First few days are sometimes just required to judge their activities and their favorite places. When you have a clear map of their activities, then it becomes much easier for you to take their pictures. 

Though, sometimes you also become lucky as I become with 

A Beautiful Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)

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A Beautiful Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)


In every field, patience often plays a very important role in the success of a person and the same is true in Bird Photography. When you become a patient with birds, then they will also surprise you with their great avatars.