Bird watching and photography is something I am quite passionate about. These are the most beautiful creatures on earth, which touch the land, waters and sky. If we observe them closely, we can discover many things about them such as their distinctive activities at different times. They will be seen preening, eating, feeding their chicks, looking at different corners, flying, rotating their heads and so on. That is why; capturing all the actions of a bird makes a photograph much more interesting and beautiful.
Bird Action Photography is a difficult task where the photographers need to focus on multiple factors like camera, lenses, location and bird behavior. The place of Mangalajodi Bird Sanctuary plays a vital role in my approach to Bird Action Photography. I visit there frequently in search of different species of birds in action during different seasons. During winters, many kinds of migratory birds come to Mangalajodi and stay there for around 3-4 months. During this period, I visit this place more often to capture different moods of these migratory birds.
The love of Bird photography is massive among photography enthusiasts. Many young enthusiastic and amateur bird-watchers want to learn the bird names and gather more information about them. Bird identification is very important for birders like me. So, I prepare notes on every bird photograph I have taken and store it in a database for future references. Identifying a bird is difficult when we are on a trip to the jungle or searching forest for wild birds. In the Jungles, the lighting is too dim and the forest birds are too shy to face the camera. I enjoy and challenge myself for capturing the photos of flying birds as it is highly tricky and difficult to capture.
Take a glimpse at some of my ‘Bird in Action’ photographs: