Here is yet another flighty exercise on my part ... more birds. In case you haven't seen my previous bird photo-essay, go now ... we'll wait for you. It's right here ...
O.K. let's get into this one.
Like anything else worthwhile, photographing birds takes some patience, knowledge, planning ahead and luck ... all things you can control to some extent ... even the luck part! Of course, your camera equipment will be of significance, but all things being equal, your objective should be to get the best images you can with what you have.
Somewhere in this article, I will post an image of how I set up my bird feeders and some natural "props" to maximize my "luck." And even if you don't have a back yard and a good window position (as I am lucky enough to have), if it's birds you want to photograph, there are various strategies (the subject of future articles).
I think about birds as a photo subject in two ways ... first, as individual portraits ... showing the species characteristics and second, as "animal behavioral" shots. You might be surprised at the nuances even a perched bird or grouping will display. I hope to post some example of both concepts. Think of it as "flight-of-ideas ... " uhhhh, no, don't do that ... changed my mind.
© All images and article ... A. Macarthur