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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! 

A Morning on the Avon

Black-winged Stilt against black back-drop

Take a journey into one of my photographic excursions and find out why you don't need to go to Africa (or anywhere else exotic) to get interesting bird photos... 

Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority or Manual?

Three pink-eared ducks silhouetted in the mist
Are you living in terror of your camera modes? Fear not! I will explain what it all means and why you really should use Manual...