I mentioned it already in two of my older posts, I found a bird station with big aviaries along a forest hiking trail. In the big aviaries were different birds that are not or less common in Germany. That’s where I shot a photo of a canary bird and a photo of a golden pheasant. In my current post I want to show you another photo that I shot there, a photo of a zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). I do really prefer to take photos of free birds, not only because it’s better for the birds if they are free, also because it’s a better challenge for the photographer. However, if there are birds in front of you, it’s hard not to take the photo, even if they are captured.
This was one of the moments where I was quite surprised about photography, because I discovered that you can take a photo of a bird in a cage without having much of the grid visible on the photo as you can see in my related posts. That seemed to be possible with a long focal length and if the bird was very close in the foreground and if there was enough distance between the subject and the background. So, I learned how to make the cage invisible in the photo, but to be honest, I can’t explain the science behind it. Anyway, since I have more photos from that day, it might happen that I write a tutorial about it in the future.