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Marvellous Mandurah

Marvellous Mandurah
  Little Egret (Coodanup Reserve, Western Australia): Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, Canon F/4 600mm IS USM Lens II + 1.4x teleconverter (@840mm), F6...

Instagram: The Must Dos and the Definitely Don'ts

Instagram: The Must Dos and the Definitely Don'ts
Okay. O.K. I know! I mean what has the world come to when a bird photographer starts writing blog posts on Instagram (IG) right?! I am thinking ex...

Glorious Gluepot

Glorious Gluepot
    Gluepot Reserve is not only a bird-loving mallee paradise in an area devastated by overgrazing and over-clearing, it is also a testament to com...

Stinkers and Stonkers

Stinkers and Stonkers
Stinkers Let me guess. You travel to that 'special' birding place and set out to take lots of amazing photos of cool and exciting new species... e...

Behind the Scenes - Mud-Dauber Wasps (Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018)

Behind the Scenes - Mud-Dauber Wasps (Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018)
The Where's, Why's and How's of the Mud-rolling Mud-daubers, winner of the Invertebrates: Behaviour category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2018...

How to Get Close to Birds

How to Get Close to Birds
Do you ever wonder how some photographers manage to get those photos where not only can you see every individual feather on the bird, but every danged filament of every feather?! Well I'm going to let you in on the secret.

Top Tips for Better Bird Photography

Top Tips for Better Bird Photography
I often get asked what are my top tips for bird photography? In reality there are innumerable ways to take great bird images and each photographer ...

The Dos and Don'ts of Photographing Pelagic Birds

The Dos and Don'ts of Photographing Pelagic Birds
What is a Pelagic bird? 'Pelagic' means 'related to the open sea'. A pelagic bird, therefore, is a bird that spends the majority of it's life on t...

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise
  Earlier this year, my parents and I took a three-hour morning wilderness cruise (Pennicott Wilderness Journeys ) along the coast of Bruny Islan...

Birds in Flight - Nailing the BIF

Birds in Flight - Nailing the BIF

BIF... who'd have thought that little three letter acronym could be the stuff of nightmares?

Sure, to get the perfect BIF in every situation most of the time will require a lot of hard work (and luck). However, let's just reel it back to the essentials. KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid. In this article I will help you to focus on the three basic requirements: equipment, key camera settings and technique...

Why and How to enter Photo Competitions

Why and How to enter Photo Competitions
Why enter photo competitions? Of course, we would all like to win the 'big' one, but let's assume you won't. The best reason to enter is because you want to be a better bird photographer. Just going through the selection process, outlined below, will improve your images (even if you don't enter them) by forcing you to be your own judge.

Ode to Laratinga

Ode to Laratinga

I have fallen in love with Laratinga Wetlands. 

Why?

Well, apart from having a multitude of bird species that are easy to photograph, incredible mist and light (on a clear, cool morning) and being less than a 30 minute drive from central Adelaide, they are also completely, 100% MAN MADE!  That's right!