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Bird Photo Booth Captures Amazing Closeups With Your iPhone

We’ve all seen birdcams that can take candid pictures of birds visiting feeders, but you’ve never seen anything like this.

The Bird Photo Booth, which isn’t even available on the market yet, is the first bird feeder cam designed for your iPhone, iPod Touch or GoPro set. It’s actually quite simple. You put your device in the beautifully handcrafted shell; put food in the feeder; and watch, take pictures or record video of the birds from a WiFi-enabled device.

Aside from the unique technology, you’re probably wondering what makes this so different than other ones. These pictures from the Bird Photo Booth website speak for themselves.

It’s important to remember that these pictures are taken with iPhones and GoPro cameras, not some expensive DSLR with a high-powered telescopic lens. The detail is absolutely incredible. On the site, it has a comparison between the price of a DSLR setup versus the Bird Photo Booth setup. That’s $4,000 compared to $150 plus the cost of your phone. The fact that you can get these pictures that will make anyone swoon without breaking your wallet has to be comforting.

So, where can you pick one of these up? Inventor Bryson Lovett has opened up his project on Kickstarter, so while it’s not widely distributed, you can get your own Bird Photo Booth by backing his project.

I’ve yet to try it out myself or even see it, but I definitely want one of these feeders.

Here’s a short video of what it looks like in action.

Timothy Martinez Jr. is a writer and freelance journalist. His work has been published in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Remapping Debate in New York City and other publications. He’s been a bird lover since he was young and currently lives in New Orleans, L.A.

1 Comment

  1. That is really cool and innovative! I like the idea, and I hope they’d make a version for Android phones, too, eventually. I was just curious, though — would it be safe to put your phone to your face after using it in the feeder? I wonder if the feeder is constructed tightly enough to keep out germs and parasites. (Maybe the video goes into more detail. I didn’t view it yet since I’m on my phone, but I’ll definitely come back later to check it out on my laptop.)

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