Weekly Photography Assignment: Birds in Flight

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 force yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Week 117: Birds in Flight

Our theme this week is Birds in Flight. Birds are all around us and a common choice for wildlife photography. However, capturing a great photo can be a challenge, especially when they are in flight. This is your challenge this week! Get out there and take the best photograph you can of birds in flight. We can’t wait to see what you photograph!

Here are some tutorials to help you:

Submit Your Photo

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 Tuesday, 26th March, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourite

Here is our favourite submission from last week’s theme, Nature Reserves. You can view all of the entries here.

This week’s winning photo is by Patrick Montocchio. Patrick took this photo one morning last week while on the path in Black River Gorges National Park. He explained: “This endemic pink pigeon (at the edge of extinction a few years ago) was walking calmly towards me. I stopped, laid down and let the bird come to me. And then I noticed the tracking device mounted on its back and the tags on her legs. No doubt, this was a very special bird and I was lucky to get some shots.” An amazing example of the value nature reserves and national parks have for both wildlife and wildlife photographers! Well done Patrick.


Common Chaffinch by Johnny Kääpä on 500px.com


Pelican Escort by Marsel van Oosten on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!


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