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02 June 2005 @ 01:17 pm
Learning to Photograph birds  
When I was learning to photograph birds (I still am), I was told by an expert to try and work with pied bushchats. These are small robin-sized birds and very bold. They don't fly away when they see someone approaching and also sit still for a long time on beautiful perches. Other birds are much difficult to shoot since they are either too shy or are constantly moving or just fly away as soon as you see them.



A young pied bushchat
 
 
 
adarsh_bhatadarsh_bhat on June 2nd, 2005 08:26 am (UTC)

Looking forward to more tips :)
nithininthing on June 2nd, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Decently good one !
Have you taken some pix of birds in flight ?
Yathinyathin on June 2nd, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
have some, but don't remember if I've posted them...

Here's one I remember having posted:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/yathin/65593.html
nithininthing on June 2nd, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
wow ! the patterns on the bird are in full display !
kruthikruthi on June 2nd, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
beautiful :P
Praveenpraveenk on June 2nd, 2005 12:02 pm (UTC)
hey which lens is this..the bokeh seems to be perfect..
Yathinyathin on June 2nd, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC)
Nikon 300mm f/4D ED AFS
teemus on June 2nd, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
*salutes*
Arvind Jayaprakashanomalizer on June 2nd, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
Me shall try sometime with ur help :-)

rule #1 is to use manual focus I guess for I expect the laser sacre the birds away. Getting ebtter focus is the secondary. Correct?
Yathinyathin on June 2nd, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
I always use autofocus... Also the laser appears only when there is not enough light.
goofy_duck2004goofy_duck2004 on June 2nd, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. Looking forward to some more...
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on June 3rd, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Yathin have you submitted your photos to the local newspapers or magazines for publication? I have seen several wild life photos in Deccan Herald, and your quality is as good as those I have seen there. Plus you know what you are shooting, if I tool the above photo my caption would have read "a really really still bird", yours says pied bushchat that too a young one.:-)
Yathinyathin on June 3rd, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
Yathin have you submitted your photos to the local newspapers or magazines for publication?

Nopes. No one as asked for it so far. :)
nithininthing on June 3rd, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
I have seen such photos in DH. Try their site or try calling any of their numbers. Of late, they are getting contributions from non-journalistic people.
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nithininthing on June 3rd, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
Re: The Hindu!
there's propoganda here :)