The Ultimate Bird Photography Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

You need more than birds for bird photography. Capturing these flying creatures with a camera requires special equipment. Learn more about what you need to know about bird photography by taking this quiz.

Why is bird photography a challenge?

Most birds are prey and use survival strategies that make them difficult to photograph.

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What is a bird survival strategy?

Bird survival strategies include camouflaged appearance, quickness to flight and hard-to-reach nests.

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What photographing position is less likely to startle your bird subject?

Getting low to the ground will be less starting to your subject.

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Where is a good location to photograph birds?

Photograph birds in locations where birds are accustomed to human activity, such as a poplar beach.

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Where is a good place to learn about birds?

If you know something about birds, you'll be a better bird photographer. An outing with the Audubon Society is an excellent way to learn about the habits of birds.

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What is the favorite camera choice among professional bird photographers?

Cannon and Nikon cameras are favorites among professionals, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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What is the best type of camera for bird shots?

A digital single lens reflex camera is the best for bird shots.

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How is a single lens reflex camera a compatible and adaptable choice?

The single lens reflex camera provides more control over settings and a wide variety of lenses to choose from.

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What camera is a good choice for a photographer with little experience or knowledge?

A point-and-shoot camera does not require much knowledge or experience.

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Why does bird photography require manual camera controls for high quality pictures?

Birds are fast moving, and often the lighting is poor when photographing birds.

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What is important for filming fast-moving subjects?

The number of frames per second is important when filming fast-moving subjects such as birds.

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What does the lens size number indicate, such as 35 mm?

The number 35 refers to the focal length.

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What lens has the narrower scope?

The higher number indicates a narrower scope, so the correct answer is 400 mm.

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What are lenses less than 35 mm used for?

Wide-angle lenses are used to capture wider scenes, rather than faraway subjects.

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Why may an image be too dark?

If the camera lets in too little light, the image will be too dark.

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What is aperture?

Camera aperture is how big the camera lens opens.

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If your hands are shaky, what item should you purchase for professional-looking bird photographs?

A tripod will hold the camera steady for beautiful bird photographs.

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What is catchlight?

Catchlight is a reflection of light in a bird's eyes.

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What will attract birds to your backyard?

To attract birds to your backyard, place birdfeeders filled with seed and birdbaths filled with water there.

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Which is a top 10 birding hotspot?

Cape May, New Jersey, is one of the best places for bird photography in the continental U.S.

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