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Bird Photography Tips – Airline Travel with Camera Gear for Bird Photography (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Autumn is here and with any luck you’re planning an exciting bird photography trip somewhere exotic this winter, in search of new species in different environments. There’s nothing I love to do more than photograph new bird species in far-away places, but it took me a long time to […]

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Bird Photography Tips – Back-Button Focus for Bird Photography (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg In bird photography, we want to have our cameras set up in a way that ensures the greatest chance of capturing sharp photos most of the time. For this reason, almost every bird photographer shoots in a continuous auto focus mode (e.g. AI Servo for Canon; AF-C for Nikon) […]

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Bird Photography Tips – Gear for Supporting a Big Lens (preview)

Tripods, Heads and More! Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Big lenses in the 500mm to 800mm range are standard fare in bird photography and it’s common practice to add teleconverters and use crop-sensor bodies to increase magnification. I routinely shoot at focal lengths that are equivalent to well over 1000mm. With such high magnification, […]

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Bird Photography Tips — How Photographers Get Close to Birds (full story)

The biggest hurdle for most bird photographers is getting close enough to capture an image where the bird is prominent in the photo. In a previous issue, I wrote about using high-magnification lenses as a fundamental way to help fill the frame. Today, I’m giving an overview of other techniques photographers use to get close […]

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