To all of you birdwatchers out there: How annoying is it when you finally catch a glimpse of a colorful bird and, as soon as you lock your camera in to take a photo, the little bugger flies away?
Bird Photo Booth
This clever bird feeder doubles as a waterproof housing for either your iPhone or GoPro camera, allowing you to take beautiful and, most importantly, incognito photos of visiting birds. It has a lightweight design and rests on top of a tripod, so you can move it anywhere in your backyard or take it on a walk through the woods. It includes a bowl for typical birds like robins and sparrows, along with a hanging feeder to hummingbirds.
The first step, obviously, is to set up some food according to the bird that you are trying to attract. Then you place your device inside of the housing, which positions it in front of a professional-quality macro lens so you can get an extra closer look.
The next step depends on whether you are using an iPhone or a GoPro camera. GoPro users are already set; all you have to do is connect it to your Smartphone by using the free remote app that was included with the camera. However, if you are using an iPhone you must synch it with another device like a tablet or laptop using a remote control app.
There are many apps that will work great for capturing photos remotely; it all just depends on what exactly you want to do. Here are some suggestions: Videography allows you to stream live video and audio from your iPhone to another device connected to the same wireless network. You can also remotely capture videos and photos through the app. Motion Camera will also come in handy, as it can take photos automatically through motion detection.
The Bird Photo Booth will fit all iPhone and GoPro models, along with the 4th and 5th generation iPod Touch. An Android model is coming soon, according to their website.