Bird photography is one of the many genres of nature photography and has been many people’s passion to capture the rare and incredible moments. Bird photography has been an interesting yet challenge activating as it requires the special skills in order to have the perfect shot taken. Being calm and quiet needs to be the first thing that a bird photographer needs to know and understand as to have the best pictures taken of the birds in their natural habitat. Loud noises can make the birds to move hence not achieving the goal of having a perfect picture that can be used in books and magazines. Fleeing of birds to other natural habitat may lead to no pictures taken as the birds can be spooked by loud steps and voices hence may not be easy to find. As a photographer walks towards the birds he or she should not run towards the birds as they will be scare and there may be no shots taken, however, whistling may help attract some birds towards the photographer’s directions as the required shots can be taken.
Understanding the new environment is a key factor to consider especially when dealing with a new location that the photographer needs to do the photo shoot at and be familiar with the landscape and features in the area. The photographer should not reach into the surrounding and run towards the birds that are visible or being heard but the photographer should observe what is happening and what is being fed on by the birds. Learning the bird’s habit and understanding them is halfway understanding their behavior. The birds have the same routine that they follow as the birds sing, feed and drink. The photographer finds it easy to understand the routes that the birds use and as time goes by the birds can realize that the photographer is no threat hence the birds can fly closer. This helps with the pictures taken as the pictures can be more clearly hence telling more from the shot.
The birds cannot be silent as they sing and communicate with their species. The photographer is at a better position to understand the communication between the birds in the surrounding environment hence the birds use the songs to call other birds. Learning the songs from the photographer’s favorite species gives the photographer the ability to locate and identify them the songs that are being sung from a far hence making it possible to have the best shots as the photographer approaches the birds. Singing songs that attract the male species especially in the mating season can give the photographer the best opportunity to take the best picture as the birds fly and protect their territory.