Category Archives: Bird Photography

Quick Adjustments to a Dark Bird Image using DxO PhotoLab

While I was out recently photographing some green herons, I captured some images of one perked on a branch inside a tree. This article provides some progressive images and commentary about doing some quick adjustments to a darkĀ  bird image using DxO PhotoLab. Continue reading Quick Adjustments to a Dark Bird Image using DxO PhotoLab

Heron Catching Two Fish Simultaneously

Many photographers, when talking about how they got hooked on bird photography, will mention the thrill of capturing some unique moments. It could be a bird-in-flight, birds fighting, a parent bird feeding an offspring, an unusual posture, special lighting, or a bird hunting. This article features a selection of images of a heron catching two fish simultaneously. Continue reading Heron Catching Two Fish Simultaneously

Frame Rate and Buffer Size Considerations

When considering camera gear for nature photography many people primarily focus on sensor size and lens focal length/aperture. These are important factors, especially when shooting in lower light conditions. Camera frame rate and buffer size are also important factors to consider if you plan on regularly photographing birds-in-flight and other action subjects. This article features 40 consecutive images of a goose running on the surface of a pond, captured during a recent visit to the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary. I would have missed many of the photographs in this image series if I had been using a camera with a slower frame rate and a smaller buffer. Continue reading Frame Rate and Buffer Size Considerations

Benefits of Cooperation and Communication

When it comes to nature photography I’ve found that people tend to fall into one of two basic groups. The first group is highly protective of their knowledge base when it comes to wildlife locations, camera settings used, shooting technique etc. The second group is open and approachable, and is willing to help other photographers grow in their craft. This short article shares some examples of the benefits of cooperation and communication. Continue reading Benefits of Cooperation and Communication

The Importance of Pixels on Subject

In response to reader requests, I’ve been pondering how to best address the subject of post processing bird images. After giving it some thought I’ve decided that doing one article based on a sample image (as I did for landscape photography) isn’t the best solution. So, I’ll be discussing post processing in a small selection of articles instead. This first article deals with the importance of pixels on subject. Continue reading The Importance of Pixels on Subject

Doubling Down on the 1 Nikon CX 70-300

Many Nikon 1 owners have been in a quandary for the past several years, unsure of what to do with their camera gear given the uncertainty that has surrounded the Nikon 1 system. Some people are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach. Other photographers have sold their Nikon 1 gear and moved on to a different system, frequently migrating to M4/3. Some folks have decided to add to their Nikon 1 kit to try to ‘future proof’ it as best they can. There is no right answer as everyone needs to make the best decision based on their specific camera needs. I’ve been adding to my Nikon 1 kit for the past couple of years and I’m doubling down on the 1 Nikon CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens. Continue reading Doubling Down on the 1 Nikon CX 70-300