Photographing a Barn Swallow is a test of patience and coordination
Choosing the right background is important while framing this bird.
Photographing the Barn Swallow became an obsession for me four years ago when after an entire day's work, all I got was a hazy physique of the bird. It is a fast-moving, small bird, which is always a challenge to photograph. No matter how fast the AF speed of the lens is, it is always difficult to keep a swallow in the frame in sharp focus. Photographing this bird almost becomes a test of patience and the hand/eye co-ordination of a photographer.
In the photostory (above), I attempt to show aspiring photographers what works (and what doesn't) when shooting this bird.
Friday, 06 July, 2018
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Kallol is a self-taught wildlife photographer who also loves to travel and read. He likes gardening and his backyard garden is home to many species of small birds. He has won several national and international awards like Photographer of the Year by Nature inFocus, Big Picture Award (USA), Nature's Best Photography Asia Award (Japan), Xposure Award (UAE), etc. He posts as @kallol_mukherjee_photography on Instagram.