First, you must practice patience. If you want bird shots, make it a practice to sit outside quietly with your camera. I use a Canon Rebel T2i with a zoom lens.
Focus on the bird and make sure you can see it clearly. Many times the bird is far up in a tree. I have to take quite a few shots, not knowing if any will come out. But sometimes I score big time!
The secret is cropping. Even with a zoom lens, it's going to be hard to get the really good ones. Crop, then crop again. If the photo is getting blurry, you know to stop cropping. I don't crop below 500 pixels.
|Robin building a nest|
In my early days, I didn't pay attention to this, and I didn't realize I was loading photos with thousands of pixels. And some people would have a hard time loading my blog.
Photographing nature is something I came to late in life. (Sort of like my coffee drinking!) I am never more patient than when I am tracking a bird. Waiting for it to find a perch so I can do my thing. It is very rewarding to get up close shots of my bird buddies.
I will be back this afternoon with Tweak It.