cbay1 wrote in post #18343920
I was under the impression most of the bird photographers on here were traveling long distances on walkabouts to get their bird shots. Up hill both ways in remote national parks. LOL Now i feel much better knowing i'm not alone on using perches and the ole trusty sunflower seed!
Oh, my goodness - no, that is not at all how most of the accomplished bird photographers get their shots.
Typically, the more wild and remote an area is, the less used to humans the birds and wildlife are. . Birds and animals in remote areas tend to hide or flee from people. . So it is usually not a good idea to go into real wilderness for wildlife photography. . I spend a lot of time in remote wilderness areas, but I hardly ever get good pictures there.
The places that most wildlife photographers want to target are the areas where the animals and birds are exposed to a lot of people. . When the critters are used to seeing people all the time, they become "habituated", which is a term that means they become used to close human proximity. . These are the critters that we can get good pictures of, because they tolerate us being with them at close range for long periods of time.
Parks, refuges, nature centers, backyards, and areas around boat launches and campgrounds are the types of areas where one is most likely to get world-class bird and wildlife imagery.
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