Weekly Photography Assignment: Birds

Each week we’ll be giving you a theme that you can submit a photo for, and we’ll choose our favourite to be featured on the Nature TTL website. Participating in these assignments will be a great way for you to encourage yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Enter to be our Monthly Assignment Winner!

From these weekly favourites, each month we will select one exceptional image, crowning the photographer as the Monthly Assignment Winner. This talented photographer’s captivating image will be shared on our Instagram story and in our newsletter.

Remember to include your Instagram handle in each weekly entry for a chance to be featured!

Week 277: Birds

Our theme this week is Birds, and we’d love to see how you can capture birds out in nature. Bird photography is a popular genre in the nature photography field, not least because birds can usually be found pretty much everywhere you look! This week, experiment with your bird photography. Perhaps you will capture an unusual bird portrait, or photograph a bird in flight. Maybe you will focus on the details of a bird, such as its eyes, or feathers. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting photos of birds are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring shots you can create.

Here are some tutorials to help you:

To enter your photo to this assignment, add it in the comments below this post. By submitting your photo, you are giving us permission to feature your photo the following week if it is chosen as one of our favourites. Please keep images under 2MB in size otherwise you may have difficulty uploading them.

weekly photo assignment
To enter your photo, look at the comments at the bottom of the page and press the ‘Upload Image’ button.

Here are some guidelines to keep things running smoothly:

  • Photos must be your own work
  • Please enter no more than 3 photos per week
  • Please only enter photos taken within the week of the assignment
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Monday, 6th of May, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Details – and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Flynn Thaitanunde-Lob: ‘Two oysters wrapped around a large stone washed up on a beach.’

This is a very well composed image, which showcases and interesting and unusual detail of nature. The use of perspective is highly effective, placing us in line with the subject and helping to give it a new sense of scale. The bokeh effect produced in the background of the scene is flattering, and compliments the overall tones of the image nicely. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Puffins by Lynsey Smyth on 500px.com
Male rouge en été by Alex Yab on 500px.com
Common Kingfischer by Milan Zygmunt on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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