Guidance Photographing Birds?

11 years 1 week ago #6810 by LarryD
Does anyone know of a professional bird photographer that can provide guidance on photographing birds?


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11 years 1 week ago #6811 by waynescook
You will not find anyone with more expertise and guidance than Arthur Morris at Birds As Art.Com. Here is the URL: www.birdsasart.com/ . I have attended one of his seminars in Atlanta, GA; and it was excellent! I really learned alot. And you can learn much from his online website as well as free emailed newsletter, "BAA Bulletin."

Happy Shooting!

WCBIRDSNLANDSC


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11 years 1 week ago #6888 by bhowdy
I will agree with waynescook on his recommendation of Artie Morris. One of the best avian photographers around. I have been fortunate to be able to "shoot" with Artie a few times .... lots of fun and tips.

Not to even remotely say that I am in Artie Morris' class but if you have a question post it here, maybe I can help.

Bob Howdeshell

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera" ~ Lewis Hine

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10 years 11 months ago #9668 by luckywish1
i was wondering the same thing about taking pictures of birds what setting do you use when you take picture of birds or eagle. next month i am geting a nikon d3100 and i would like to know what setting to use for birds


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10 years 10 months ago #20715 by Baydream

luckywish1 wrote: i was wondering the same thing about taking pictures of birds what setting do you use when you take picture of birds or eagle. next month i am geting a nikon d3100 and i would like to know what setting to use for birds

Unless the bird is sitting still, you need a fairly fast shutter. I have shot hummingbirds with everywhere from 1/200 to 1/2500 of a sec. The difference is amazing (wings a blur to wings "frozen".
Get as close as you can.
I got some of my best shots by using a tripod, pre-focusing on a feeder and using a remote shutter release (Zap-Shot for Canon), then shooting from inside or just away from the feeder. After a few shutter clicks, they get used to it and act naturally.


Then again, sometimes a second camera comes in handy.


Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-g-schickler.html?tab=artwork

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