The don’ts of bird photography.


My hubby says these two are likely in the avian equivalent of the witness protection program. I’m thinking I need photography lessons or new eyeglasses or both. 😉

Hope you have a wonderful, sunshine-filled Tuesday!

61 thoughts on “The don’ts of bird photography.

  1. zipcoffelt

    How timely! Just read an article on bird photography this morning. It’s not as easy as some photographers make it seem!!

  2. It’s a rainy Tuesday here. But a nice rain, not a gully washer. Loved the photo. I have many similar ones. Makes you appreciate the good shots.

    1. Glad the rain hasn’t been coming down in buckets there…hope it’s nice and sunny today! It has actually been astonishingly dry here….

      It’s true – it feels so good to get a decent photo, it really does make up for all of the bad ones!

  3. Mags Corner

    LOL I have ended up with a few of those birds in the witness protection program. It is still a very pretty picture. Hugs

    1. I must miss hundreds of them when we’re out hiking or walking…they really are difficult to spot! I had never seen American goldfinches before this – at least the males stand out with their blazing yellow feathers. That’s the only reason I saw them at all. 🙂

  4. I’m with you! I rarely catch a bird … I have a friend who always seems to be in the right place / right time!
    Gorgeous yellow color in this one!

    1. Isn’t that goldfinch spectacular? (It would be even better if you could see his head, LOL!). I actually did get a couple of sort of decent (read: at least the head is visible) shots of him after his mate flew off – but I simply had to post this after one my hubby said that about it. I really need a bunch of practice with birds…I’m used to flowers and their lack of wings. 😉

  5. Witness protection or they just refuse to cooperate! They are the opposite of our old cat, who always positioned herself in the view of the camera. But things could be worse, I know someone who was taking pics of birds on a hedge with a big telephoto lens … unbeknownst to her, there was someone sunbathing topless on the other side of the hedge. Serious misunderstandings ensued.

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