Itd be cliche to say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but theyre certainly the key to a compelling photograph. This is intuitive when photographing people and pets, but no less true for birds. Its just that with small, fast-moving subjects, it takes more care and skill.
Always aim to photograph an eye with a bird attached. When the eye is properly captured, the rest of the bird usually follows. This post lays out 5 rules for capturing a birds eye, and thus a beautiful,... more