Backyard Photography is for the Birds

Backyard Photography is for the Birds
by Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten

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Bird photography can be exhilarating. However, it presents a number of hurdles to overcome – travel, time, skill level, and cost. Get tips from Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten that will help you capture some great bird images, all while remaining within quick reach of a fresh cup of coffee.

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The Challenge of Bird Photography by Moose Peterson

B. Moose Peterson is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens
Make no mistake, bird photography will challenge your skills. When you’re trying to get something the size of your index finger to fill the frame, you find that long glass—that is, a far-reaching telephoto lens—is only part of the answer. First, you need a basic understanding of your subject. The more you know about birds, or a particular species, the better everything else will be. The first big benefit of your knowledge will be the safeguarding of the species’ welfare, which is of utmost importance in all wildlife photography.

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The Challenge of Bird Photography by Moose Peterson

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Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography with Matt McRay

Birds. They don’t pose, they perch. Mostly they eat. Then they look for more to eat. They fly some, too.
All of the above is from a photographer’s perspective. Ornithologists will tell you a different tale, but here at Learn & Explore we have Matt McRay to talk about getting photos of members of the feathered community.
Matt’s images of birds appear to be rather casual, as if it were simply a matter of see the bird, photograph the bird. And in truth, some of his photos happen that way. But the majority are the result of knowledge of bird behavior and the planning and preparation that takes full advantage of that knowledge.

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Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography with Matt McRay

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Brutus Östling on photographing birds with the EOS-1D X

From :

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/brutus_ostling_on_the_eos_1d_x.do

Canon Ambassador Brutus Östling is a wildlife photographer who specialises in bird photography. Although based in central Sweden he spends much of his time travelling the world photographing birds, both large and small, as well as working with local subjects in Sweden. Since having the EOS-1D X DSLR he has travelled to the US states of Florida and Alaska and has photographed a variety of subjects, including America’s iconic bald eagles. CPN spoke to Brutus Östling, after he had spent two months shooting constantly with the EOS-1D X, to discover his opinions on Canon’s flagship 18.1 Megapixel DSLR.

http://www.brutusostling.se/