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. Photography journals and books have indicated that bird photography is fun but still challenging as certain kind of skills need to be present in order to have the required outcome from the photoshoot. When going into the wild to capture the moments that wild birds experience in their natural habitat as a photographer needs to be quiet and calm to capture a good shot from the birds. Birds move to other hideouts that may be hard to find as the photographer had scared away the birds with loud sounds hence no picture can be taken. 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. Whistling has been seen as an appropriate way to attract birds in order to have the shots taken whereas walking towards the birds in high speeds lead to the birds being scared and fleeing to other places.
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. It is a half the journey of bonding with the birds and their habitat when a photographer learns the bird’s behavior and habits. Marking a usual spot that birds do their activities is easy as the birds have a habit of repeating the same things at the same place such as singing, feeding and drinking. The birds can be able to understand that the photographer poses no threat and can fly close to them whereas the photographer can be at a better position to understand the routes and spots that the birds stay at. The story that can be driven from the clear shot taken explains more as the birds are closer.
The birds have a habit that they can not be silent as they sing in loud voices. The birds sing songs that call other birds and if listened to carefully the photographer can understand the birds better and know the different kinds of birds that are around the surrounding. The photographer is able to know and locate the birds easily hence take the best pictures also learning the songs sung by the favorite species makes the time of the photographer easy in locating 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.