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Showing posts with label Tips. 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 Tip 2- Try to understand the Bird's environment Well before taking Picture

For a good Bird Photographer, it is very important to understand the bird's environment well. When we know more about Bird behavior and their environment, then it becomes much easier to take their best pictures.

Initially, no one is master in it and we all learn with time. When we spend more and more time with the birds and in their environment, then we learn many things about them like which tries they like, flowers they eat, the time when they come out.

Different birds follow different patterns; however, we can always find some places where the density of birds is much higher as compared to other places.

With my experience in bird photography, I have found that there are few isolated or small places where we can find many birds simultaneously; though some of these locations may change with time.

For example, if there are delicious berries or flowers on a tree, then there are good chances that many birds will get attracted to this tree.

For a good bird photographer, it is important to keep all these points in mind and make better decisions. Though, I agree that birds can surprise us any time and we can find a good picture of bird anywhere; however, still knowledge and experience pay and we get some good pictures.

To increase your experience and knowledge, it is good to observe birds and follow their voices sometimes even without a camera. More you follow them and observe them more you will learn about them.

Some you may come about the knowledge of places where there are good chances of finding them.

Overall, it is a long exercise and it never ends but it is worth spending time so that we can get some of the best results.