Bird Photography Tips

 

Patience is the key.

If you want to shot a bird you need a lot of patience waiting for it to sit in right place or slowly move towards him.

If you got a chance to be close to it you can definitely use a portrait lens 30-85mm for full-frame or 20-55 for the cropped sensor.

The higher parts of this rage will allow you to have some distance 2-3 m from the subject.

With Sigma lens 56 mm F/1.4 you achieve a perfect bokeh which gives you this nice portrait feeling.

It’s not always easy to get close to the bird.

Many times not even possible.

That’s why you should have telephoto lenses in your inventory.

Sony 70-350 F/4.5 – 6.3 is a great choice, you can forget a bokeh but on a cropped sensor, it is equivalent of 350 mm + 175 mm = 525 mm!

You can even be a hundred meters far from the target and still have a good close-up.

If you would like to only have one lens that is good for many other things, I would recommend Sony 18 – 135 mm F/3.5 – 5.6.

That is a lens good for vlogging, landscape, portraits, and descent telephoto lens.

Remember that is something is for everything it is not perfect in any of those things. It is a good all-rounder lense but it won’t be the best for bird photography or portrait shots.

Sony a6600, 56 mm.
S: 1/2000″, ISO: 100. F/2.0, 56 mm.

Sony a6600, 56 mm.
S: 1/1600″, ISO: 100. F/2.0, 56 mm.

Sony a6600, 56 mm.
S: 1/2000″, ISO: 100. F/2.0, 56 mm.

Sony a6600, 56 mm.
S: 1/1600″, ISO: 100. F/2.0, 56 mm.

Sony a6600, 56 mm.
S: 1/2000″, ISO: 100. F/2.0, 56 mm.

Sony a6600, 56 mm.
S: 1/2000″, ISO: 100. F/2.0, 56 mm.

Bird Photography Lenses

Sigma 56 mm, F/1.4

 

One of the best portrait lens on the market can be a great bird lens if you can get close enough to the target, bokeh is just amazing at this speed F/1.4.

Buy

Sony 70 – 350 mm, F/4.5 – 6.3 G OSS

 

Great lens for bird photographers when you are far from the subject.

Buy

 Sony 18 – 135 mm, F/3.5 – 5.6 OSS

 

The all-rounder on a budget can be used for all types of photography.

Buy

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