Your method of concealment with wildlife photography?

1 month 2 days ago #764842 by Glen Mosley
I've been trying to get out and photograph birds and frankly what ever I can find.  Curious question though - when you are out photographing wildlife, be it birds or deer or what ever.  Are you actively using any concealment clothing at all? 


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1 month 2 days ago #764847 by Razky

Glen Mosley wrote: I've been trying to get out and photograph birds and frankly what ever I can find. Curious question though - when you are out photographing wildlife, be it birds or deer or what ever.  Are you actively using any concealment clothing at all? 

Camouflage clothing and - just as important - study and become familiar with the habits of your subjects. I've not seen a need to camouflage my lens or tripod, but many do. A small pup-tent, set up in advance so birds and animals get used to it makes an excellent blind. Stay downwind when photographing most animals and game birds.


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1 month 2 days ago - 1 month 2 days ago #764856 by TCav
In general, animals can see well into the ultraviolet, but can't see red or even orange well, which they perceive as black. So reds are good. Also, try not to cast a shadow, and try to remain still.


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1 month 1 day ago #764868 by CharleyL
In addition to attempting some kind of camouflage, avoid deodorant, after shave, etc when about to go out for wildlife photography. They don't like human scent or our scent cover-ups and will be long gone well before you get there. A fresh shower with un-scented soap that morning, and without the usual human scent cover-ups will be best. Orange tarps and tents, while easy to see by us, do work when attempting to hide from the animals.

Charley


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1 month 1 day ago #764895 by TCav

CharleyL wrote: In addition to attempting some kind of camouflage, avoid deodorant, after shave, etc when about to go out for wildlife photography. They don't like human scent or our scent cover-ups and will be long gone well before you get there. A fresh shower with un-scented soap that morning, and without the usual human scent cover-ups will be best.


True. Humans stink (Lume notwithstanding.)


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1 month 1 day ago #764899 by Clark Guay
Wait do birds smell us too? 


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1 month 23 hours ago #764903 by TCav

Clark Guay wrote: Wait do birds smell us too? 

Glen Mosley wrote: ... be it birds or deer or what ever.



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4 weeks 1 day ago #764933 by Sandy Smith Photos
Only wildlife I have photographed is birds and I just wear what I normally do


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