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Camouflage net for bird photography from a car


Taxboy 18 203
27 May 2020 8:14PM
I'm tempted to try some early morning bird photography in our local area. Having done a little research I will need to buy some camouflage netting to cover the window. Can I ask please for any advice of what type I need to buy. The 3d leaf cut looks as though it may be a touch too see through for the task but as I can only view on line it's difficult to tell. Hence seeking input from the experienced bird photographers on here.

Many thanks

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justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
27 May 2020 11:27PM
You don't need any fancy leaf designs, just some army scrim netting works fine. You want it to be see through so you have a decent view of what's going on and when the bird is likely to land. You don't need to be completely concealed, you just need the human shape to be broken up and keep any movements very slow.
NeilSchofield Plus
13 1.6k 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2020 9:50AM
Dark clothing and bean bag with window up at a comfortable height might be a better bet first preferably with the light behind you
Taxboy 18 203
28 May 2020 10:34AM

Quote:You don't need any fancy leaf designs, just some army scrim netting works fine. You want it to be see through so you have a decent view of what's going on and when the bird is likely to land. You don't need to be completely concealed, you just need the human shape to be broken up and keep any movements very slow.


Thanks for that so I'm looking for stuff like this ? https://www.wildlifephotographyshop.com/Scrim_netting_in_army_DPM/p2203723_10121266.aspx
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 684 England
28 May 2020 11:14AM
I have some leafscreen which works well, and it's what was available at the time (quite a while ago now, over 20 years) but that scrim netting linked to would be absolutely fine.
Colin Smale 17 500 England
28 May 2020 1:20PM
Hi Taxboy

I have done a great deal of wildlife photography from the car through some scrim. Almost any scrim will do, I particularly like that army scrim that they wear around their necks, that works well but I suggest you also wear some dark gloves because of hand movements when making camera adjustments and, most important, when the bird is in front of your camera and looking your way it can easily see you unless you cover the passenger window with... anything, a coat, a jumper, a towel otherwise you are in silhouette.
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
28 May 2020 10:12PM

Quote:
Quote:You don't need any fancy leaf designs, just some army scrim netting works fine. You want it to be see through so you have a decent view of what's going on and when the bird is likely to land. You don't need to be completely concealed, you just need the human shape to be broken up and keep any movements very slow.


Thanks for that so I'm looking for stuff like this ? https://www.wildlifephotographyshop.com/Scrim_netting_in_army_DPM/p2203723_10121266.aspx




That looks ideal. A good size too.
pink Plus
17 6.5k 8 United Kingdom
29 May 2020 11:53AM
Colin Smale 17 500 England
29 May 2020 12:00PM
Perfect.
Taxboy 18 203
29 May 2020 6:10PM
Thanks everyone for the assistance - very much appreciated
mikehit 11 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 7:37PM
The chances are that you will have some light coming through from behind you and the bird may be able to see your profile as you move so it is also advisable to put some opaque (or at least heavy) material hanging over the window behind you.
2 Jun 2020 9:29PM

Quote:
The chances are that you will have some light coming through from behind you and the bird may be able to see your profile as you move so it is also advisable to put some opaque (or at least heavy) material hanging over the window behind you.



Never thought of that...learned something today...! Smile
Colin Smale 17 500 England
3 Jun 2020 7:40AM
I already told you this Taxboy, 6th thread down, didn't you read it?

"I have done a great deal of wildlife photography from the car through some scrim. Almost any scrim will do, I particularly like that army scrim that they wear around their necks, that works well but I suggest you also wear some dark gloves because of hand movements when making camera adjustments and, most important, when the bird is in front of your camera and looking your way it can easily see you unless you cover the passenger window with... anything, a coat, a jumper, a towel otherwise you are in silhouette".
3 Jun 2020 10:32AM

Quote:I already told you this Taxboy, 6th thread down, didn't you read it?


Apologies Colin, yes I did see you suggested this first...but I was just making the point that I'd learned something from this post - after the initial query seemed to have been answered and not wishing to detract from it - anyway, it was me and not Taxboy who ruffled your feathers...Wink
Cheers,
Kevin.
Colin Smale 17 500 England
3 Jun 2020 10:40AM
Haha, not ruffled too much Kevin, I just thought "does anyone actually read replies then". Just watched Andy Rouse's Vid yesterday on this very subject, well worth a watch folks.

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