Birds Photography in Guilin

Birds Photography

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There are two facts better to know, I'm a freshman for birds photography and not so many birds in Guilin. If you're a bird lover, and will stay at least 4 days in Guilin area, try your luck with me, let's search and shoot birds in countryside.

Here are some camera setting tips for bird photography:

Camera mode: Aperture Priority with aperture set to maximum aperture (wide open).
Metering: "Spot Metering" (a single dot).
Auto-focus: High Speed Continuous Mode (set to "C" in front of the camera and to "CH" on the camera dial), AF Area Mode Selector set to the middle selection (cross-hair).

Birds in Guilin

I used Nikon D810 with a lens 200-500mm F/5.6. Mostly, birds are about 3-5 meters distant from me. So your lenses shouldn't be shorter than 500mm, or you'd better to get a 1.4x teleconverter.

Red-billed Leiothrix Nikon D810 @ 500mm, ISO 500, 1/250, f/5.6
Blue-winged Minla Nikon D810 @ 500mm, ISO 500, 1/200, f/5.6
Spotted Laughing Thrush Nikon D810 @ 500mm, ISO 500, 1/1250, f/5.6
Grey Bush Chat Nikon D810 @ 300mm, ISO 800, 1/1250, f/5.6
Black-throated Prinia Nikon D810 @ 500mm, ISO 1000, 1/800, f/5.6
Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Nikon D810 @ 500mm, ISO 800, 1/1000, f/5.6
Collared Finchbill Nikon D810 @ 500mm, ISO 1000, 1/800, f/5.6
Common Kingfisher Nikon D810 @ 500mm, ISO 1600, 1/1250, f/5.6