Strike a pose! Birds get up close and personal with their very own selfie cam
An innovative bird watcher has created a “Bird Photo Booth” to capture unique pictures of his feathered friends.
Bryson Lovett, from Los Angeles, California, was inspired to make the bird-feeder-cum-camera after his Mum wanted a snap of her hummingbirds for her birthday.
Struggling to get the shot with a traditional camera, clever Bryson invented the bird selfie cam, so the birds can have a photoshoot while they feed without being disturbed.
The 31-year-old said: “Sitting for hours with my paparazzi lens in frustration, I realized how challenging it really was to photograph birds in focus.
“It got me thinking that there must be a better, more affordable, and rewarding way to experience and photograph birds.
“It was my frustration and desire to get my Mum a hummingbird photo for her birthday that led me to develop the Bird Photo Booth.
“Birds love posing for their close-ups, and you never know what they will do next.
“They seem to like striking poses for the camera.
“They can’t believe the food is free, they never want to leave.”
BRYSON LOVETT/ CATERS NEWS – One of the pictures taken in the photobooth, in Los Angeles, California .
He is now hoping the world’s first bird feeder and motion-activated WiFi bird camera combination will inspire a new generation of bird watchers.
He said: “It makes bird photography easy as the attached feeder invites birds to land directly in front of the camera.
“It gives wildlife photographers and bird lovers a unique in-your-face macro view.
“You can’t usually achieve that with conventional gear since birds are facing the lens as they eat.
“There is so much we can learn by observing nature close up and my hope is that with this invention, people of all ages will see birds and the wildlife around them in a completely new light.”