Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg
One of the great challenges of bird photography is getting the bird large enough in the frame to make a decent image. Why? In general, birds are small and difficult to get near. There are plenty of techniques for getting closer and making frame-filling images, which I’ll share in future columns, but I wanted to start with a basic one — using a powerful lens to magnify the bird.
Choosing a suitable lens for bird photography is a fundamental decision that will influence your ability to consistently create technically and artistically strong images. In the 20 years since I bought my first bird lens, I’ve had a chance to shoot …
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