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Beauty Of Nature: 100 Brilliant Examples Of Bird Photography

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Bird photography is one of the most challenging types of nature photography, but remains an incredibly popular hobby for many people. The subject is usually small, may not stay still, moves rapidly from branch to branch, sits in less than favourable lighting conditions and is extremely aware of an approaching photographer. Tricky! In this showcase we have collected 100 beautiful examples of bird photography, and a few tips to help you out.

Examples and Inspiration

Red Kite

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The lost prey

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Every day is sushi day...

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A certain smile...

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Totally in Love

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Food for the Kids

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This is love

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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Palestine Sunbird.

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attack

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Common Tern.

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As white as snow

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White-throated Kingfisher

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Kingfisher

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Splash

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Sealed with a kiss

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Bombycilla garrulus

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Siesta

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Flying puffin

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"Fly away from my branch!!!"...

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Pop-up Breakfast

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Eyes left

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Shaking

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Kingfisher and Dragonfly

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Thirsty

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The spaghetti incident

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Kingfisher landing

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"Measurement of the horses" - which is greater

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Feeding

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Egyptian Vulture

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collared dove

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collared doves

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Sparrows in flight

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bird reflection

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A Robin for New Year

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Parrot escapee!!!

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Baby bird

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Freedom dove now home!

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mandarin duck in full colour

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Love Bird

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Toucan bird

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Mystery Bird Eating Oceanspray

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Birds

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Flightless birds

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Birds

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Birds

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Humming bird

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Love Bird at g'pa bill

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Buffy Fish Owl

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The Seven Year Itch

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Dopo il tuffo

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Silly Walk

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Eurasian Curlew

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BABY BIRD IN NEST

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Welcome to the New Year!

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A Bird in the Hand

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Wings of gold

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Thirsty birds at St Ives village green.

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Who's afraid of red, yellow and blue

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Woodland Kingfisher

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Bird Bath

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Blue Song

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green ON green

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Buffalo Buffet

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Seconds from disaster...

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Birds of a feather..

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Lady Bird

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Indian Peafowl 

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See! I'm more than just a cottonball

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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stir-fried ...

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In Frozen Time

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Birds's Life!

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Below Zero

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Feed Me......!

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Weapons

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Reed Warbler.

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Got a whole lot of Living to do.....

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Three of a Kind

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Ulula

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Conversation

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Vulgaris

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Graceful Prinia.

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We are The bird- Beatles

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Food Fight!

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Pekin Robin

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Fulvous-faced Flycatcher Warbler

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Hello world!

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Within the Focus Point

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robin redbreast

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Under the wing

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Taiwan Blue Magpie

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Firecrest Superman

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Bubo Lacteus

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Allen's Hummingbird

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Firecrest

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Bird on a fence

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Black-winged stilt.

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Loros

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Tips & Resources for Bird Photography

Practice on Your Pet!

Home is where the heart is, and there’s certainly something to be said for starting out photographing your own pet. Granted, you're unlikely to own a collection of exotic birds, but many animals offer similar challenges. It’s easy, risk-free, and you have all the time in the world to stalk around your house like a member of the feline paparazzi.

Let Nature Come to You

Keep your distance, stay still, and play the waiting game. If you'd rather practice in the comfort of your own garden, why not set up a bird feeder? You’ll know (more or less) exactly where to point your camera in advance, and it’s a simple way to get started with bird photography on your own turf.

Continuous Shutter

This one might go without saying, but using a continuous shutter is a great technique to practice when shooting a subject that's liable to move quickly. Stock up on memory cards, and don't be afraid to hold the shutter down for a few seconds when you're close to getting that perfect bird shot.

Other Resources

Be sure to check out a few of these other articles and tips for perfecting your bird photography technique!

If you have any hints and tips of your own, I'd love to read them in the comments.

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