City Wildlife - Bird Photography in Central Auckland

I’ve been exploring the local park for bird photography opportunities, with some fun results.

I like to think I’m a reasonable observant person, so how I missed the fact that there’s a great spot for photographing birds literally across the road from my flatis troubling. I’d been there a few times to feed Pigeons and Sparrows, but the opportunities for photography seemed quite limited. Now, with spring in full bloom, a bright pink tree caught my eye as I was walking past the other day,…

View On WordPress

View text
  • #bird photography #bird photography tips #edin whitehead #edinzphoto #new zealand #urban wildlife
  • 1 day ago
  • 2

Bird Photography Tips - Birds in Flight

I thought I’d start a series of bird photography tips, so here’s the first - Birds in Flight.

I thought I might start a series of Bird Photography Tips, seeing as it’s the area of photography I’ve had the most experience with so far! So here’s number one – Birds In Flight.

Gannet_EAW_9514-EditWEB

Australasian Gannet, Muriwai

Some of the most engaging and interesting wildlife photographs capture the behaviours of animals. When it comes to birds, the most interesting behaviours often happen on the wing. Being…

View On WordPress

View text
  • #bird photography #bird photography tips #edin whitehead #edinzphoto #photography tips
  • 1 week ago
  • 2

Spring

With the lovely weather and stunning spring flowers, it’s been a good week for bird photography!

It’s spring here in the Southern Hemisphere, which means warmer weather (and rain), an unfurling of blossoms and a cacophony of birdlife. It’s a good time for bird photography, as flower-laden trees attract birds and make for vibrant backgrounds. I’m back in Rotorua for two weeks on study break, and have been escaping every now and then to relax with a bit of photography. Dad and I chased New…

View On WordPress

View text
  • #bird photography #edin whitehead #edinzphoto #new zealand birds #photographers on tumblr #photography #spring
  • 2 weeks ago
  • 1
View photo
  • #new zealand birds #new zealand falcon #bird photography #wildlife photography #edinzphoto #Edin Whitehead
  • 2 weeks ago
  • 1
View photo
  • #bird photography #edinzphoto #Edin Whitehead #wildlife photography #new zealand birds #spring
  • 2 weeks ago
  • 12

Two days at Wingspan - Gallery

After two afternoons at Wingspan, I have some photos I couldn’t wait to share!

Since my blog on Sunday, Dad and I spent two afternoons photographing the flying displays at Wingspan. Practice makes perfect, and practice is definitely required to photograph New Zealand Falcons at speed! Here’s a gallery of some of the images I got on the second day. I’ll no doubt post more as I get around to processing them. Here’s Dads blog about our second trip.

photocrati gallery

Big thanks to the guys at…

View On WordPress

View text
  • 2 weeks ago

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

I’m off to visit Wingspan this afternoon, but I thought I’d do a quick blog about them. Look for more photos this evening!

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a place I should really visit more often. Located in Rotorua, they are leaders in the conservation of birds of prey in New Zealand, as well as engaging in education and research initiatives. They’re open every day from 9am-3pm, and have flying displays at 2pm, weather permitting. The extensive aviaries are home to a number of different species – Moreporks…

View On WordPress

View text
  • #bird photography #edin whitehead #edinzphoto #new zealand birds #wingspan national bird of prey centre
  • 3 weeks ago

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…

View On WordPress

View text
  • #bird of the day #bird photography #edin whitehead #edinz photo #new zealand birds #wildlife photography
  • 4 weeks ago

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…

View On WordPress

View text
  • #edin whitehead #edinzphoto #photography tips #wildlife photography #wildlife photography tips
  • 1 month 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…

View On WordPress

View text
  • #beginner photography #edin whitehead #edinz.com #lens review #photographers on tumblr #photography #wildlife photography
  • 1 month ago
  • 1
x