Bird of the Day

I thought I’d share some thoughts, halfway through my bird of the day run on twitter.

For those of you who follow me on twitter, you’ll have noticed a sudden increase in the amount I post! In a bid to use the platform more, I’ve been tweeting photos of a different bird every day with the hashtag #birdotd. I’m halfway through the month I challenged myself to, and I’ve already noticed a few things.

  • There are many New Zealand Species that I do not have photos of! Especially our rare…

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Tips for when things get exciting in Wildlife Photography

A few things to remember to help you get the most out of wildlife photography experiences.

Wildlife photography can be exciting, especially when something you’ve been waiting for suddenly starts happening. But if you get caught up in the rush of the moment, you can forget the little things and your photos will come out a bit lacklustre. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Background – Photos aren’t just about the subject, the background also plays a huge role in making the photo…

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  • 1 week ago

Nikon 70-300mm lens for Wildlife Photography

A kit blog about one of my most useful lenses.

Photography, and Wildlife photography especially, is very expensive. The big telephoto lenses that are required to get close to wild subjects are costly, but if you are just starting out, or on a tight budget and are interested in wildlife, there are other options that can yield some great results. While I mainly use the heavy and expensive Nikon 200-400mm f/4 for my work, there is another lens…

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Red Bishops

I found another South Africa blog that I missed!

Looking back through my photos from South Africa, I found these photos, and decided to do a little blog about Red Bishops.

Despite having been back to South Africa twice in the past 3 years, the different locations of our visit meant I was well versed in some bird names but not others. So when I fist saw Red Bishops at Midlands Saddle and Trout, I scrolled through “Cardinal” and “Pope” before…

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  • 3 weeks ago
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Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers - how to tell the difference between 2 New Zealand species!

I really don’t like the name Oystercatcher. It’s not so much a name as a feeding strategy, and Oysters don’t really require a lot of catching, as they are largely immobile.  I do rather like Oystercatchers though, they’re very sweet little birds, and it always makes me smile when they fly past with their distinct piping call.

New Zealand has two species of mainland Oystercatchers – Variable (Haem…

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