Six Tips for Standout Bird Photographs

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) feeding on crabapple fruit in late winter, Ithaca, New York, USA. Canon EOS 7D, EF 500mm f/4 IS USM lens, 1.4X extender, Gitzo tripod. 1/1250 second, f/5.6, ISO 800.
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) feeding on crabapple fruit in late winter, Ithaca, New York, USA. Canon EOS 7D, EF 500mm f/4 IS USM lens, 1.4X extender, Gitzo tripod. 1/1250 second, f/5.6, ISO 800.

Story & photos by Marie Read

Whether
beautiful or bizarre, colorful or cryptic, exuberant or elusive, birds captivate
us with their spirited ways and fascinating lifestyles. It’s no wonder they top
the list of favorite subjects for many nature photographers. That’s been true
since the dawn of nature photography, even more so since the digital age brought
getting great photos within reach of anyone with a camera. The result is a
world saturated with gorgeous bird imagery. So, how do you create images that
stand out from the crowd? Once you’ve mastered the classic portrait, take your photos
to the next level: make more
meaningful images by showing the bird in its habitat or by capturing its
behavior. Here are a few tips to help
you.

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NANPA Weekly Wow: Dec 19-25

Intergalactic lens zoom of the Milky Way, Acadia State Park, Maine © David Francis

Intergalactic lens zoom of the Milky Way, Acadia National Park, Maine © David Francis

Each week www.nanpa.org highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the 2016 NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

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NANPA Weekly Wow: Sept 12-19

© Marie Read

© Marie Read

Each week www.nanpa.org highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the 2016 NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

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