40 Amazing Photos of Birds in Flight for Inspiration

January 18, 2013 · 1 comment

by Sonny M. Day

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Looking around, we can see a lot nature’s wonders and one of them are birds. Indeed birds are always a sight to be behold especially if you happen to see them up close. Thus, it is no wonder that birds are also great subjects of photography. They are very rewarding to photograph as there a lot of species of birds with different characteristics, sizes and colors. Taking pictures of birds however especially in mid-flight is very challenging. In most cases, you need to have a telephoto lens, a fast shutter speed and the ability to focus on a rapidly-moving object, like what it takes in photographing extreme sports actions.

In this article, we are showcasing some of the great photos of birds in flight for your photography inspiration. As you will, these shots are skillfully captured, with the birds in clear detail and in proper position. Also, we are including some tutorials and resources so that you will learn what exactly are the equipment necessary to take decent shots of birds flying and also how to use them properly. If you want to showcase you work online and have a larger audience you will need a good looking website with portfolio features. WordPress works very well and you can choose your design and functionality from a large number of themes. Check them out and enjoy!


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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in Flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from NDomer73

Brown Pelican coming in for a landing

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Photo used under Creative Commons from MSMcCarthy Photography

Seagull in flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Manu_H

Great Blue Heron, Cranberry Harvest White’s Bog New Jersey

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Photo used under Creative Commons from harmonica pete

Swan flying

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Photo used under Creative Commons from jd.echenard

Royal Tern, Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA

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Photo used under Creative Commons from mikebaird

Long-Billed Curlew Birds

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Photo used under Creative Commons from mikebaird

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Photo used under Creative Commons from swirlingthoughts

A Great Black Back Gull

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Martin Cathrae

A vulture coming in to land

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Photo used under Creative Commons from neilalderney123

What’s a nice bird like you doing in a dive like this ?

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Photo used under Creative Commons from 7-how-7

nest building

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Photo used under Creative Commons from qmnonic

Bird in Flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from reway2007

Monk Parakeets Flying in Sky Palm Beach Gardens Florida

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Captain Kimo

Duck!

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Daveybot

Moving on

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Bashed

Flying High

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Photo used under Creative Commons from law_keven

Taking off

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Tambako the Jaguar

Flying Owl

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Photo used under Creative Commons from BrianScott

Brown pelicans in flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from MSMcCarthy Photography

Mom and Dad in Flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from phe?nix

In Flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Bill Gracey

Fly

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Matthew Fang

Pelican in flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from jc-pics

Malibu Bird

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Danny Perez Photography

Bad Day for Squiddie

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Martin Cathrae

Snowy Egret

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Island Capture Photography

Great Blue Heron in Flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Pen Waggener

Approaching the Feeder

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Bill Gracey

Nice capture

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Photo used under Creative Commons from hjhipster

Aussie Galah

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Georgie Sharp

Bird in Flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Zoramite

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Photo used under Creative Commons from andrea.soulsinger.D

Bird taking off

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Alessandro Musicorio

Blue Heron in flight over the pond

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Photo used under Creative Commons from phe?nix

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from TexasEagle

Inca Terns at Living coasts

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Tim simpson1

Northern Shovelers In Flight

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Photo used under Creative Commons from harmonica pete

Red Kite shot at Bellymack Hill Farm

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Photo used under Creative Commons from cornishdave

Gabbiano vola vola

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Hop-Frog

Tutorials and Resources on how to capture photos of birds in flight

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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yates en Ibiza August 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

La verdad es que son una fotografias espectaculares, enhorabuena

Gracias

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