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Photographing Birds

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In this instructable I wil be giving you advice and showing you an easy way to take photos of birds. Photographing birds may not be that easy, it is actually tedious and a bit annoying. Why? Birds are animals that can be easily scared and they react quickly by flying. But, if you are careful enough you can take amazing picture of birds around your community. Last semester, I make a project that involved taking pictures of the different species around my community. At first it sounded boring and a lot of work, but it turn out to be fun, amusing, and exciting. The pictures I am posting are some of the pictures I took for the project. Give it a try and you will be amazed  with the things you can achieve!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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-Camera (It can be a professional digital camera or a normal digital camera. I personally recommend using a professional digital that have different lenses. )
-A telephoto zoom lens (if you have one professional digital camera)
-Time
-Patience

NOTE:
It my be a good idea to have someone helping you looking for birds. It is an easy way to take more pictures of different bird species. 4 eyes are better than 2!

Step 2: Tip #1

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The first thing you need to do is find a place were there are a lot of trees. It can be a park, a street, or even your backyard. Or it can even just be a big tree. It might be helpful to find a place were there are these trees but were there is not to much noise because birds are animals that get scared easily with just passing by.


Step 3: Tip #2

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The best way to find diversity of birds is when the sun is rising and when the sun is setting. Those are the times were birds are looking for food in trees and are flying around trees searching for food or for a place to sleep.