Birds are a fascinating subject for nature photographers (and not only!). There can be many reasons for this: their flight, their grace, beautiful colors, the fact that it’s hard to “shoot” them and sometimes you have to wait hours and even days to get a good photo, and so on. In many situations patience, camouflage and quick reaction from the photographer are crucial.
Also, many flying birds are so fast and unpredictable that you need to have a very good camera and excellent lenses to increase your chances of “capturing” them. This equipment can cost as much as one or more brand new cars and many of us cannot afford it (I can’t, why not admit). This doesn’t mean you have to give up, however in such situations luck plays an even larger role.
Fortunately, not all types of birds require the use of expensive gear. Some of them are pretty easy to shoot and if the lighting is right, incredible results can be obtained. For example, the below photos were taken 2 years ago using a … macro lens (which is usually a “lazy” one when speaking about AF).
Looking forward for your thoughts 🙂