Any and all readers who are interested in doing some bird photography are invited to a Bird Kingdom Reader Event this Saturday, February 11th. The facility is located in Niagara Falls, Canada and opens at 9:30AM. I’ll be there before opening so attendees will have some ‘meet and greet’ time.
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There are a number of display areas with two of them featuring free-flying birds. Other displays include perched birds, reptiles and some night creatures including Egyptian Fruit Bats.
While longer focal length super-zooms (e.g. 150-600mm) and prime telephoto lenses could be put to good use in the Main Aviary, these large lenses may be a bit of overkill for the rest of the facility. Primes up to about 300mm or zooms such as 70-200mm or 70-300mm would likely work very well in the smaller rooms. Some of the display areas are fairly tight so lenses with longer minimum focusing distances will be a bit tricky to use.
Bringing extension tubes or macro lenses may be helpful if you plan on doing some close up photography. I hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday February 11th!
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