PHOTOGRAPHING COMMON BIRDS:
Find a new angle. Get low when photographing your subject. People don’t want to see animals from a person’s perspective, they enjoy being able to put themselves into the position that the animal is in.
Use a wide angle lens. The downside to photographing really wild animals is their elusive behaviour and timid nature toward people. This makes it difficult to get close and use a wide angle lens. With common species, they’re more often accustomed to people, particularly in cities, and allow you to get much closer.
Include people. Whether you photograph your subject with people in the background, interacting with people or just in an urban setting, this can really help your photos. We’re able to relate to a photograph of an animal in a scene which we recognise and so are attracted to look at the photo closer.