Photography Topics

Bird Photography

  • I lived in Ft. Myers, Florida, for about 10 years.   I was always amazed when I saw the birds of that area. Ibis would land and feed in the yard.  While driving to the grocery store, one could see Wood Storks, Spoonbills, and Pelicans.  I decided to try and capture their beauty on film. I bought a point and shoot camera. The lack of manual controls and short zoom range did not let me do what I wanted to do.  So I quickly traded up to a SLR camera. Learning the use of the camera, the behavior of birds, composition with a subject you do not control, exposure and more has become a life-long endeavor.
  • Before you head off to some exotic location to photograph birds, you should practice photographing birds in your backyard at feeders or birds in local parks where they have become habituated to people.
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