Mallard Drake. © Jason Savage
Thought I would post a few pics of our local Mallards here in Helena. I think if someone can photograph birds in flight, they can photograph just about anything! These guys are hard to track and always keep you on your toes, especially when they come dive bombing in for a landing. I don’t consider myself that much of a wildlife photographer, but I do enjoy photographing birds in flight as it’s not only challenging, but very exciting when there’s some action.
If you do get into bird photography, it helps to have a longer lens and something in the 400-500mm+ range. Not only that, but with today’s newer cameras incorporating some amazing auto focus tracking technology, your odds of sharp photos has never been better. But beyond the equipment, it helps to get out there, day-in and day-out, getting used to anticipating their movements, studying behavior and getting in the habit of following a fast moving subject.
Mallards on Ice. © Jason Savage
Mallards. © Jason Savage
Mallard Drake Landing. © Jason Savage
Mallard Hen. © Jason Savage
Damara King says
These are amazing! I especially like how vibrant the green color is in the “Mallards on Ice” photo as well as the “Mallards” photo. Wow! Inspires me to get out there and practice. 🙂