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Woman Takes Incredible Photos Of Birds Using A Camera Hidden Inside A Bird Feeder (30 Pics)

Published 5 months ago

If you ever tried to take a closeup picture of a bird, it probably flew away as soon as you pulled out your camera and all you ended up with was a photo of a tiny black blob somewhere in the distance. And even though bird photography isn’t as simple as it may appear at first glance, one woman found a way to take incredible closeup photos of birds from the comfort of her home.

If you’re thinking that Lisa, also known as Ostdrossel online, uses some kind of a fancy telephoto lens, you’d be wrong. She came up with an even more genius way – she hid a remote controlled camera inside a bird feeder that snaps pictures of birds as they land, and captured some pretty impressive photos!

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In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Lisa said she got into photography back in 2012 after moving from Germany to Michigan. The woman was amazed by the birds that landed in her backyard and wanted to share them with her family back in Germany, so she started feeding and taking pictures of them.

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Initially Lisa used a pocket camera before switching to a DSLR camera. She also tried experimenting with other ways of photographing the birds before realizing that to capture the birds in their natural habitat, she’d have to build her own feeder camera. “I enjoy seeing the beauty of the bird anatomy, the delicate patterns, the feathers, the colors, and of course their antics. How they pose, etc. The creative process mainly consists of choosing the best photo out of thousands that my system takes each day and then editing it a bit,” said Lisa. “The reward is being able to share it with the world and seeing how others enjoy it as well, learn something, or are becoming more fascinated by nature.”

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Lisa became increasingly fascinated by the birds that came to her backyard and eventually bird photography became her full-time hobby. Nowadays the photographer can even recognize some of the birds by their markings. “There is a grackle, for example, that we named Count Drackula, which has white dots around the neck and looks especially grumpy,” joked Lisa.

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To capture her photos, Lisa uses two setups – a homemade setup with an action camera inside a weatherproof box for closeups and a special camera made by a company called Birdsy. “It works with AI and records videos when the AI identifies a bird or animal in the frame. The videos are stored in my Birdsy account, from which I can download and edit them, watch them, or share them,” explained the woman. “Birdsy is still in the test phase, but will be launching very soon. There is more information on their website. I have been using this camera for about a year now and absolutely love it. The fun thing is that it captures scenes you would normally not see, like squabbles at the birdbath or birds feeding their babies.”

See more of Lisa’s bird photos below and if you want more, see our previous post here!

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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