Birding Photography

This volume of Chiiz, dedicated to birds, is replete with our feathered friends captured in film as they inhabit their natural habitat. Aptly nicknamed as the iDroneman, Chia Joel gives ‘A Higher Perspective’ of the world around him through his aerial shots. A dentist as well as a photographer, Vishal Kabre, gives tips and tricks on ‘long exposure in dental photography’ through his work. Nigel Voaden introduces us to the fascinating ‘Birds-of-Paradise’ as they serenade and court their prospective mates in a way that would put to shame the modern courtship of us humans. Sourav Mondal, in his work, not only gives the onlookers a visual treat, but also spreads awareness about nature and its conservation. Find all this and more in this issue and let the twitcher and the bird photographer in you take flight.

Tanja Brandt’s great passion since she could crawl in diapers, have been animals. Animals in general – especially birds of prey and big cats – and dogs in particular are her Kryptonite. For her, a life without animals is hard to imagine and as per her opinion, if someone does not like animals, then they will probably not stay with her for long. Her tryst with photography started when she wanted pictures of her animals. Not just any photos, she wanted to take photos that reflect the soul and character of each animal. Her frst attempt at photography was sobering to say the least. She realized that she had much to learn. Courses, workshops, webinars, books, exchange with other photographers, along with a lot of practice was what it took to be where she is today. Tanja has many credentials to her name which include winning many photography contests, publication in books, magazines and newspapers, association with brands like EIZO and Nikon among others. She is a keen photographer of animals and birds and only takes photos of them if they feel comfortable and are enthusiastically involved. She believes that working with the animals is invaluable and it takes more than mere technical understanding to capture the souls of the animals on film.
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Heather Thorning, a bird photographer from Perth,Western Australia, has always had a passion for wildlife photography but his true love lies in capturing birds in his frame. Birds, in his opinion, are the most amazing creatures and watching their behaviour never fails to intrigue him. He believes that every bird is unique in its own way. He is always wondering what a bird is really thinking or chatting about and always tries to tell a story about each particular bird through his images. “By photographing and spending many hours watching them you start to understand a little bit more about their habitats and fascinating behaviour”, says Heather.
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Sourav Mondal is a naturalist and a wildlife tour leader by profession and a passionate nature photographer. After completing his degree in Zoology, he opted for the full time career of a naturalist. Photographing rare animals is his primary area of interest and he has spent more than 3 years in eastern Himalayas in the quest of Red Pandas and other Himalayan wildlife. He works with a wildlife destination tour company and their team does awareness programmes in many villages adjoining to forests as well. His photographic work has been recognized across various platforms and have won Nature in Focus photography awards 2017. His photographs have been published in reputed magazines such as Sanctuary Asia, Saevus, The wild trail journal, Indian Birds etc.
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David Drangsland, lives in Mandal, Norway, and works as a site manager in construction. His interest in birds started when he was around 5 years old. He had the photography bug in him since childhood and had started taking photos at the age of 8 with a borrowed camera (8mm). He got his first camera at the age of 14 and his passion for photography has only grown ever since. He has been travelling quite a lot and always tries to get some birding photos during his trips.
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Steven Blandin is an international award winning fine-art bird photographer who leads instructional bird & wildlife photography tours in the United States and around the world. Currently ranking in the top 5 professional photographers in the state of Florida, he exhibits in art galleries in New York and across the United States. His work has been recognized multiple times and has been published in numerous magazines.
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Birding Photography
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National Exhibition Gallery

2017 National Exhibition Awards

New Zealand Dotterel – Glenda Rees – PSNZ Bronze Medal Natural History Prints
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Iron Sands – Jude Carter – PSNZ Bronze Medal Natural History Prints
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Blue Ice – Anne Tate APSNZ – PSNZ Silver Medal Natural History Prints
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King Penguins Cold Harbour South Georgia – Roger Wandless FPSNZ – PSNZ Silver Medal Natural History (Wildlife) Prints
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Permanence – Daniel Wong – PSNZ Bronze Medal Open Prints
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White faced heron pair – Barry J Harcourt MNZM, FPSNZ – Geoff Moon Nature Trophy and PSNZ Gold Medal Natural History Projected
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Innocent Eyes – Moira Fergus – Robinson Cup Champion Projected and PSNZ Gold Medal Open Projected
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2017 National Exhibition Awards
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An Eye for Birds: A Photographic Journey

Join Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne and BirdWatching Magazine on a photographic journey – learn pro tips, techniques, styles and tools. Take your bird photography skills to the next level and download this multi-part series.

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An Eye for Birds: A Photographic Journey
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Animals

100 best photographers | Animals | Best of 35photo 2017

Sergey Zlatkov
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Sergey Zlatkov
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Анна Аверьянова
портрет
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Анна Аверьянова
наедине с природой
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Дмитрий Вилюнов
Я сегодня вам принес не букет из свежих
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Дмитрий Вилюнов
А мне летать охота
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Полюшко Сергей
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Полюшко Сергей
Кто здесь?
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Best photographers and photos of site 35photo 2017
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Black and White Photography – Corrado Corradini

“My name is Corrado Corradini. I’m 63 and live in Lombardy. I had been a professional photographer for eight years at a well-established photo agency in Milan. During those years I was involved in sports coverage following the various events of numerous disciplines, performances, journals etc. Gradually I became so exhausted that the initial enthusiasm for work turned into a routine with very little creativity, and eventually I said goodbye to photography for about twenty years.

In the year 2009 during the recording of a sports event with a small digital camera, I got a few moments to myself to explore the camera and it was like finding your true love that could never be forgotten. Today I am free from any constraint or obligation and I do photography just for fun only to find those moments greatly memorable. Now we have the digital devices but for those who had experience with an analog camera, it was like being in a wonderland.

I consider myself a reportage photographer.

Black and White (B&W) Photography belongs to an altogether different era and the interesting part is that the art form has not only survived all this long, it is thriving with innovations taking place every next time. Seems as if man is finding it difficult to come out of its spell. B&W comes with a rich heritage in the form of works of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston etc, who created masterpieces out of the constraints of equipment, tools and above all – color. But absence of the latter evidently came to their advantage and helped them see what would not be visible in a colored world. Colors dominate frame, its aspects and elements; and so a B&W photographer will rather focus on the potentials of placement, shape, pattern, texture, tonal contrast and above all flow and quality of light.”

Black and White Photography – Corrado Corradini
more in WePhoto B&W vol 4