In the photography basket there are a variety of photography genres that an individual can choose from as bird photography is one of them, as it has attracted many through passion and to capture rare moments. A special set of skills need to be developed as an individual partakes the activity as it is challenging yet fun as the photographer need the best shot to be 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. Not achieving the goal of the photo shoot can be heartbreaking as the birds do not react well to sudden noises thus no pictures that can be used in journals and books. 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. Running towards the birds may scare the birds as the photographer intends to take a photo however whistling attracts some birds towards the direction of the songs hence the required shots taken.
The photographer needs to survey and be familiar with the area in order to have the knowledge about features that are in the area and what behaviors are done by the birds in the area. Running into a new environment that an photographer is not familiar with leads to birds moving to seek shelter is other places thus the best thing to be done is observing the activities that are being done by the birds. Understanding the birds behavior and learn the behavior is halfway knowing the birds. The birds have the same routine that they follow as the birds sing, feed and drink. 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. As the birds are flying closer to the photographer thus helping with the clarity of the picture taken.
The birds have a habit that they can not be silent as they sing in loud voices. Birds from the same species call their fellow birds from the same species using songs hence a photographer is at a better position to understand and know what the birds mean in their communication. 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.