Nature Photography during the pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak has the world on lockdown. This has become a photographer’s nightmare. Landscape, street and event photography opportunities are very limited, and often impossible. But Nature has become our sanctuary.
You may have noticed that its Spring, soon to be summer. Nature is enjoying herself without us. Officials for the US Department of the Interior have announced that birds and other wildlife will continue going about their regular bird and wildlife activities, such as flapping, squawking, and stalking, during the pandemic.
When the city is silent, Nature is vibrant. The song birds are still migrating, trees are growing green, and flowers are blooming and bringing bright colors into the world. You can get the joy of being outside and appreciate the most prolific plant and wildlife on the planet.
Keep your camera accessible and never miss another moment.
- Photography in Winter
Winter is the season when nature photographers freeze their fingers off to capture images of frozen water, animals and birds on the landscape. Winter leaves the marsh cold and windy, but not barren. The marsh is still alive with birds, and many unseen creatures.
No matter the season, bird photography has always been a special niche among wildlife photographers. Indeed, bird photography is one of the most popular genres of nature photography. You have to be fascinated by birds to be passionate about capturing them on media .Most successful bird photographers have an in depth understanding of birds behavior and habits.
Bird photography isn't just about getting close to your subject. Its also about creating beautiful compositions, getting the light right, exposing properly and learning to track fast moving or flying subjects.
During these bleak winter days, there are still a few herons and egrets around, swans; brant and Canada geese abound, as do various ducks. Other species that may be found are doves, kingfishers, blue jays, starlings, and yellow rumped warblers, finches, and of course the ever present house sparrow.