Bird Photos-six of my favourites from South Africa
Six favorite Bird photos
Wild bird photographs are difficult to take for several reasons. Wild birds are naturally suspicious of humans and so it is difficult to get close to them. Secondly birds do not often oblige by posing for any amount of time, especially the little colorful ones like the Sunbirds and Bee-eaters.
The answer then obviously is to have a really big lens for your camera and a lot of patience, both lacking in my armor. Add to that a good bird hide, an artistic eye, a lot of luck, and a bulldog determination and you are on your way. In the South African Game reserves you are usually not allowed out of your car, due to the presence of some big and dangerous animals, and so the car becomes your hide.
Be that as it may we try our best and rather than keeping my favorites to myself I am sharing them with you. My hope is that you will come and visit our country and take your own. Of course photos are very personal and they bring back memories that only you as the photographer have.
With your big lens and all the other attributes that you have I am certain you will get some really great ones and also add to the memories recorded in your mind. Meanwhile these will have to do for now.