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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 — Calling Birds in with Audio Devices (full story)

  Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Using audio devices to call birds in close is a common technique in bird photography. Before explaining why it works and how to do it, I must preface it with a caution. This technique can be harmful to birds if it’s not done carefully, and it’s illegal for […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Feeder Setups for Bird Photography in Your Yard (preview)

Attracting birds to a feeder setup in your yard is an easy and effective way to get close to birds for photography. It takes some planning and up-front work to develop a good setup, but once in place it’s simple to maintain and you can shoot right at home during your spare time. I recently […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Basic Camera Body Settings for Bird Photography (preview)

The action often happens quickly in bird photography. One moment the bird is sitting motionless and then suddenly it launches off – wings outstretched with head pointed to the sky. Your opportunity to create an amazingly dynamic image is all over in a split second. When you scroll through the photos on your LCD screen […]

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Bird Photography Tips — The Key Ingredients of a Good Bird Photo (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Learning to critique your photos is fundamental to improving as a bird photographer. It’s OK to be hard on yourself and compare your photos against the best ones out there. I’ve been my own harshest critic since the day I started shooting photos and have used this as an […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Best Lenses for Bird Photography (preview)

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 […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Becoming a Bird Brain! (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg This is my first bird photography column for OPC and an attempt to fill the big shoes that Scott Linstead has left. You already know me as the wise guy who writes the humour column on the back page, so I’d like to use this issue to establish my […]

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