Most of us are pretty adroit at photographing eagles, hawks, pelicans, ducks and other large birds, but what about photographing small, hyperactive, secretive birds such as warblers? Adding to the challenge, when you do get a chance to see one, it may only be visible for a few seconds and is often in dark shadows. From basic bird biology, to techniques, to equipment, here are some field-tested hints to photographing these challenging species.
You have a long telephoto lens or you’re lusting after one. There’s nothing like that long reach to zoom in on birds and wildlife. But telephotos are not the easiest things to use and the longer the reach the more precise you have to be. Are you using your long glass to its full potential? Find out how you can squeeze all the possibilities (and then some) out of you long lenses in a NANPA webinar presented by Bob Coates on Thursday, February 13, at 6:00pm EST.
My husband and I travel extensively around the United States and Canada in our motorhome from a home base in St. Augustine, Florida. With all that traveling, the Silver River remains one of my favorite places to photograph wildlife. The river is located east of Ocala in Florida. The thirty springs that comprise Silver Springs form the headwaters of this river and its clear waters flow through dense cypress swamp for almost 5 miles before it feeds into the Ocklawaha River. The area is accessible through Silver Springs State Park and Ray Wayside Park.
beautiful or bizarre, colorful or cryptic, exuberant or elusive, birds captivate
us with their spirited ways and fascinating lifestyles. It’s no wonder they top
the list of favorite subjects for many nature photographers. That’s been true
since the dawn of nature photography, even more so since the digital age brought
getting great photos within reach of anyone with a camera. The result is a
world saturated with gorgeous bird imagery. So, how do you create images that
stand out from the crowd? Once you’ve mastered the classic portrait, take your photos
to the next level: make more
meaningful images by showing the bird in its habitat or by capturing its
behavior. Here are a few tips to help