In today’s society, birds have become celebrities, with millions of people sharing their love of bird photography.
But what about when the bird is a celebrity, and there’s no one else in the area with the same passion?
What about when a bird is famous and is being photographed, but nobody else is willing to take the time to photograph it?
“The most popular bird photography on social media is a bird that is famous for being famous,” says Sarah O’Connor, an assistant professor at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
“But it’s actually quite common to see birds with no media exposure, and the majority of these images are shot with handheld devices.”
The lack of exposure for some species can be seen on social networks, with some bird species appearing as a common sight.
“It’s just a bit of a shock when people see a bird like this,” says O’Connor.
“There’s a lot of people shooting a lot, but they’re not being exposed to a lot.”
They’re probably not getting enough exposure.
If you look at the number of birds you see, there’s not a lot in the world that are shot from a handheld device.
“In a recent study, O’Connell and her colleagues at the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science at the university looked at bird-related posts on Instagram.
They found that there was a significant drop in bird photography posts in 2016 and 2017.”
The number of people posting a photo of a bird on Instagram has fallen by nearly 50 per cent since the beginning of the year,” says Professor O’Connors.”
This is really encouraging as we don’t want people to be unaware of how important bird photography is for New Zealanders.””
There is a lot that can be done to ensure people are getting exposure to birds.”‘
I just thought it would be cool’Sarah O’Leary says bird-photography is a way to share our passionFor some people, it’s a way of sharing their passion for birds.”
We’ve got a number of bird photographers, and I just thought that would be a cool way to get out and share our love of birds,” says student Emily Parnell.”
I just think it’s great to see a little bird in the spotlight, and not necessarily because it’s an actual bird.””
If I could go back and tell people, I would have a camera with me.
That would be so much better.
“The new study found that the number one source of bird-sharing posts on social network sites was bird photos posted on Instagram, and this is despite the fact that most bird photos in the country are not posted by people.
The researchers also found that people were most likely to share bird photos from within the family group.”
In other words, people from the same family were more likely to post a bird photo than a different family,” says Associate Professor O’tonn O’Halloran.”
When you see a family with a commonality of interest in a species, it might be because that’s the group that has more shared content on Instagram.””
It might be that they’ve been sharing that bird photos on their Instagram account, or they’ve posted them in a group on Instagram and then those images have spread through social media, and have been shared.””
People also tend to share their bird photos online more than they do in person.
“Professor O’Cannon says while it’s good that Instagram is making a move to encourage more bird photography to get a wider audience, she believes this trend will continue to be driven by people sharing on social platforms rather than bird photos.”
One of the problems with Instagram is it’s all in the name, and it’s not really sharing birds,” she says.”
You’re not really seeing birds.
There are birds in your Instagram feed, but it’s just your feed.