Just exactly how close are people getting to these small birds?

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BGD300V1
BGD300V1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,269
Re: Sit reasonably still and nature will come to you.

windoze wrote:

BGD300V1 wrote:

A blind is good but gets pretty hot in FL. I find that if I just sit and wait I become part of the environment to the birds and they will eventually get used to you. If you sit absolutely still and them move suddenly to take a picture they will flee.

I've found that sometimes 'grazing' will get the shot. By that I mean moving slowly, never directly to the bird, not staring, and taking random pictures around you. Their curiosity and fear will dull after a while.

Agreed!

sometimes they even smile

Or just try to see what you are looking at.

The other thing to consider is that just filling the frame with the bird isn't always going to create the best image.

You have the rest of that space to use to place the bird in it's environment.

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