Nature photography is driven by those individuals who are very passionate in taking a picture of natural elements which include landscape, wildlife, close-up etc. They give importance to small details and wait for the right timing to get the perfect shot. For better convenience in commuting, it is suggested to stay in a resort which is in the close proximity.
Today’s youth’s interest in photography:
Nowadays youngsters are developing the interest towards photography. Some of them have chosen nature photography, as they feel good to get closer towards nature and capture the right moment which usually misses our sight. More youngsters take inspiration from photos posted in the social media and develop the interest to take better pictures. First, they start by shooting pictures using their cell phones and then progress to using cameras.
Venturing into the forest and enjoying the visuals offered by Mother Nature forms as part of nature photography. While trekking through the lush green forest you could come across birds such as Malabar grey hornbill, white-bellied treepie, wood pigeon etc. For a better focus on these birds, it will be suitable to use a telephoto lens which can focus from 500mm to 800mm range.
Monsoon will be the ideal time for those who are interested in bird photography. During monsoon the right time to capture the picture of the birds is immediately after a downpour, this is when the birds come out of their enclosure. During rain ducks come out to take a dip in the water, the photographer can make use of this opportunity for perfect photography. For better convenience in travelling it’s better to look for an accommodation which is close to the wildlife habitat.
Location preferred for nature photography
If you are staying down south, you can consider wildlife sanctuaries like Wynad, Kabini and Brahamagiri for photography. These are easily accessible from your resort or home stays. There are resorts which offer wildlife safaris and the guests can make use of this facility to ensure a good safari experience.
Time for the best shot
While you are staying in the resort, you could wake up early in the morning. Early morning before sunrise is the best photoshoot for bird photography. Birds like heron, eagle, cuckoo and hornbills come out during this time. In order to get a perfect shot, the photographer can focus on the bird while it is sucking the nectar from the flowers. A good jingle resort will also provide a nature guide and he can help you spot the birds.
Sighting of wild animals
Nagarhole houses many wild animals like deer, wild boar, elephant, hyena, leopard etc. While taking a picture of these wild animals it is suggested to focus the camera on the eyes of the animal. We must note that sighting of wild animals entirely depends on timing and luck.
When photographing wild animals we are usually very excited to go close to the animal and get the best shot. The most important factor that you may need to consider is safety. Animals like tiger and elephants can exhibit aggressive behavior while approached too close. A dangerous situation that you can encounter is between a mother and her offspring and avoid acts that could distress the animals. When focusing on the animal, keep a safe distance. If you would like to ensure perfect photo shoot, it is recommended that you carry a long-range camera.
Enjoy the Mother Nature and create a memory out of it!!