Pied-billed Grebe in a Reflection of the Fall Colors
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How to Incorporate Fall Color in Your Bird Photography

Fall is a great time to get out for bird photography.  Spring is known for the big bird migration with a large variety of birds migrating north.  But the fall also has a migration as the birds fly back south.

A lot of photographers concentrate on landscapes with the fall colors which can have beautiful results. But why not add fall colors to your bird photographs.  You can create terrific images by incorporating the fall colors into your bird photographs. 

Ideas on How to Incorporate the Fall Colors in your Bird Photographs

Birds in their environment perched in the fall colored leaves

Gray Catbird in the Changing Fall Colors
Gray Catbird in the Changing Fall Colors

Using Fall colors as the background for bird photographs

Great Blue Heron with Fall Colors in the Background
Great Blue Heron with Fall Colors in the Background

Photographing waterfowl with reflections of the fall colors

Wood Duck in a Fall Color Reflection
Wood Duck in a Fall Color Reflection

Birds in flight landscapes with fall colors as the background

Tundra Swans in Flight, Autumn Colors
Tundra Swans in Flight, Autumn Colors

Bird landscapes in the fall colors such as this Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Landscape in the Fall Colors
Great Blue Heron Landscape in the Fall Colors

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Waterfowl take offs with a painted look in the colorful fall foliage. These painted look were created with Topaz Studio II.

Canada Geese Takeoff in the Autumn Colors
Canada Geese Takeoff in the Autumn Colors
Tundra Swan Takeoff Painted Look
Tundra Swan Take Off

Written by Martin Belan

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