Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Bird Photography is always fun but also a challenge at the same time. Forget about making a great photograph, having them on a frame is difficult. Birds are hyperactive. The closer we try to get to them, they fly away from us. They are super-fast and always on alert.

During a shoot, I quickly realized, it is not just their speed or size that pose a challenge to every photographer, but also the fact that they usually hide around trees and stay behind leaves and shadows making it even difficult.

I recently tried my hands on bird photography at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Some of the techniques and lessons I learned helped a lot while capturing these pictures. More than that, I can now identify a few birds confidently.

I always make a point to note down the things I learn in a particular type of photography. Have consolidated a few tips/tricks I obtained from various sources and have created a small ebook for reference. It has theory, field techniques and also camera/lens technicals. I will update this post later with a link to download it. Below are some of my captures. All of them were captured with a Canon 70D handheld with a Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens.

Slaty-backed flycatcher
Common Kingfisher
Grey Heron.
Grey Heron.
White Browed Wagtail

Some more...


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