Birds are cute.
There is research evidence that watching birds is good for human’s mental health.
A quick search on Instagram reveals that there are 18 million photos associated with #birds alone.
I think it is fair to say people love bird photos.
However, traditionally, taking pictures of wild birds requires a lot of patience.
This makes bird photography restricted to a small group of people.
I want to change that.
So, I make this app, Birdfie.
Thanks to the advancement in machine learning, Birdfie can autonomously perform the following tasks: detect the presence of birds and take photos accordingly, identify birds, and blur the background after localizing the main object of interest.
Here is a demo.
3 ways to use Birdfie
There are three different ways to use Birdfie.
1. Close-up photos
You can attach your smartphone close to the window.
This is a convenient way to take photos of birds visiting bird feeders close to your windows.
2. Photos through a small telescope
You can attach your smartphone to a small telescope.
This helps you to take photos of birds in most area of your backyard.
3. Photos through a large telescope
You can attach your smartphone to a large telescope.
This helps you to take photos from far away when you take photos of birds outdoor.
I hope you find this app fun.
But more importantly, I hope that it motivates you to love and protect birds and our environment more.