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Getting Close – Bird Photography

Saturday’s bird photography was fun but what if you don’t have that long lens, or maybe just a standard consumer 55-200mm f/5.6 or 70-300mm f/5.6. What can you do to get those close up bird shots.

Well you could shoot more in the middle of the day, when there is more light, but high sun does not generally mean good photographs.

You could check out any nest boxes in your area, even put some up in your own garden. While its a bit late this year for the birds to get used to new boxes they will be fine next year.

Try bait. Visit the local lake, put some food out and see how close they come to you.

Lastly visit a local zoo or bird centre.

Photographs from Twycross Zoo