Many people participate in bird photography as they are attracted to the art due to passion that drives them and what they need to see when capturing the incredible moments. Photography journals and books have indicated that bird photography is fun but still challenging as certain kind of skills need to be present in order to have the required outcome from the photoshoot. In order to have the best moments of the birds taken the photographer needs to be quiet and calm as the birds do not need sudden movement and sounds as the birds can flee to other places. Not achieving the goal of the photo shoot can be heartbreaking as the birds do not react well to sudden noises thus no pictures that can be used in journals and books. Loud steps and voices may spook the birds from their natural habitat hence leading to the birds fleeing to other areas. Whistling has been seen as an appropriate way to attract birds in order to have the shots taken whereas walking towards the birds in high speeds lead to the birds being scared and fleeing to other places.
Understanding the new environment is a key factor to consider especially when dealing with a new location that the photographer needs to do the photo shoot at and be familiar with the landscape and features in the area. Running into a new environment that an photographer is not familiar with leads to birds moving to seek shelter is other places thus the best thing to be done is observing the activities that are being done by the birds. It is a half the journey of bonding with the birds and their habitat when a photographer learns the bird’s behavior and habits. The birds have a habit of singing, feeding and drinking at the same point hence making it easy to spot them and take a shot. The birds can be able to understand that the photographer poses no threat and can fly close to them whereas the photographer can be at a better position to understand the routes and spots that the birds stay at. As the birds are flying closer to the photographer thus helping with the clarity of the picture taken.
As a habit from the birds, they cannot sit and be silent as the birds produce a lot of sounds. Birds from the same species call their fellow birds from the same species using songs hence a photographer is at a better position to understand and know what the birds mean in their communication. The photographer is able to know and locate the birds easily hence take the best pictures also learning the songs sung by the favorite species makes the time of the photographer easy in locating the birds. Singing songs that attract the male species especially in the mating season can give the photographer the best opportunity to take the best picture as the birds fly and protect their territory.