A, behind the objective point of view of some of the photographers who share their wonderful work with us
'm just repeating what a small opening in the blog entry yesterday, as some of you may be back to what I hope is an annual event in this blog: meet our mystery bird photographers.
A month ago, I invited "our" mystery bird photographers tell us a little about themselves. In this application, I suggested that they were unsure of what might interest us, we could answer some or all of these questions,
- everyone is passionate about your camera: the specifics of the cameraEquipment
How to use and why
- What is your piece unit favorite photo? ? equipment
- What got you interested in bird photography
- where are your favorite places to go bird watching (and bird photography) and why - What are the images of birds are your favorites - why you are so fond of these pictures
- What is your favorite bird species - why
Many of our photographers Mystery bird responded well, as promised, I share with you their responses.
second bird photographer I present is Richard Thomas, an avid birdwatcher and conservationist. I found the work of Dr. Thomas after he contacted me after I mentioned in my blog that I really wanted pictures of birds of South America. We also send photos of birds from the Pacific and the British Isles (including your own backyard) and, in fact, Dr. Thomas willingly shares his vast collection of bird photos taken during a trip worldwide. As you can see in this introduction, Dr. Thomas has been places and birds seen in the rest of us can only dream!
Closer to home, Dr. Thomas is always on the lookout for rare vagrants that appear in unexpected places, as the local review. Bird watchers are known as "seekers of rare". But no matter where you are, Dr. Thomas is an "ornithologist photographer" in the sense that he is interested in capturing the details of their birds, usually specific marks on the ground - not for an artistic image. His images can be very informative and educational for those of us who never see these birds, and for those of us who are improving our own ability to "see".
The answer Dr. Thomas is copied below, with only a few words changed. Some of the many photos you sent are included, along with your comments about them, while others appear like birds of mystery in the near future. I added the scientific names in parentheses.
Dr. Thomas wrote:
guess I'm a bit of an anomaly when it comes to bird photography, is, for me, photography is another very far from my main passion, when in the field: the bird watching. That is, to find and identify birds - something I've done since a young child. One of my earliest memories is of a flock of waxwings feeding on the Cotoneaster growing against the front door: I was hooked for life
Photography is, for me, just another tool in the process of identifying birds. That's why I use the lightest of the camera you can find - "old style" a loyal Nikon Coolpix, designed by accident that when folded in half, the camera lens is at its action in the eyepiece telescope's probably the best bird watching in the world: a 80 mm Swarovski HD with a 20-60x eyepiece.
worry get the best illumination of the object, or on the bottom of the image, or the aesthetic value of the final image. No, for me, if the length of coverage uppertail that it is the function I need to lead to the identification, then it's good for me if all I get is a shot rear light showing exactly that. If the image is sharp and the rest of the bird is there, then that's an advantage.
So my picture is digiscoping - hand holding my camera until the shutter and shoot away. It never ceases to amaze me that a reasonable proportion - perhaps one in four pictures - is close to being targeted by this method.
Pectoral Sandpipers ) - A rare migrant in the UK who had just found in Ouse Fen, Cambridgeshire. The bird was miles away, but with an increase of 60x combined with the 12x zoom on my camera in hand, I have a considerable enlargement of 360x total, so you get an image that fingernails identification . OK, it will not, David Bailey, a jealous, but would ensure that the local committee has accepted the nomination files
push this technique to its limits. Earlier this year, a pectoral digiscoped range (
My favorite place for bird watching ("My review of security", as birdwatchers, for example) pictures Ouse Fen, Cambridgeshire, and included some birds I seen there.
This is a special image for me (above). She was taken before 6 am one morning in May in the Fen River Ouse. This was the first Bittern ( Botaurus stellaris
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