Bird-Photography : The Ethical Way!

Sitting at home, I have been trying to catch up with many old friends and contacts. Thankfully, the phones are still working. Today I had a very nice and long discussion with an old friend. He is a nature lover and a professional photographer who frequently takes up wildlife photography assignments too. It was a very nice discussion. While talking about various things we came down to discussing the present scenario of Bird-Photography. For me, that is still a genre where I don’t usually tread into. The discussion was quite enlightening. There are two ways to do bird-photography. One is ethical and the other is what the world does. Read on and decide for yourself how you want to go about it.

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To-Do list during Social Distancing

Social Distancing! Home Quarantine! Isolation! Janta Curfew! Lockdown!

When you are to stay at home, what is it that you can do as a photographer? Here is a list of things that I have planned to do over the next few days. Some of these are tasks that I had been putting off for a very long time. Apart from spending some quality time with my family, catching up on some old books and trying my hand in the kitchen, this is what I intend to do –

 

Puppy

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Rendezvous with Fellow Photographers

Just a few days back, a couple of photographers came to stay at Maini’s Hill Cottages, a homestay run by my family. They were old friends. They came on a family vacation and had their photography gear with them. A photographer will always remain a photographer after all. What followed were two days of great photography and photo-walks and some beautiful moments spent together.

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Panoramas, Snow & Coffee

While planning to write a better title, I thought and thought, but then I just wrote down the three words that came to my mind. Why waste time on a title when I have so much more to say? This article is just about these three words and how I got around to creating some panoramas.

 

Himalayan peaks after snow-fall

(Himalayan peaks after snow-fall – captured just a few days earlier)

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On trail of snow-capped peaks

Hills always attract me. Even more so, when the distant snow-covered peaks are visible. Every winter, these glimmering white peaks become my favorite subject for photography. Different peaks, different weather conditions, varying times of the day… these peaks are very dynamic! Every day presents a new subject.

 

Storm on a hill

(Is that an early morning snow storm on the peak that I just captured?)

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