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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Monochrome Photography

A few tips about monochrome photography.

Something that makes me cringe a little is the needless use of black and white conversion, often paired with a ‘colour-pop’. Monochrome photography is an art form in itself, and not something to fall back on if your image doesn’t look arty enough. With this is mind, I thought I’d run through how I go about creating my black and white images, as shown in my Monochrome gallery.

Cameras capture…

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D-Photo Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year 2014

D-Photo Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year 2014

A few weeks ago I got a very exciting phone call while I was at work, and it’s been a hell of a time keeping mum (and keeping Mum mum) about it since! The call was from Adrian Hatwell, the Editor of the D-Photo magazine, who told me that I had topped the Nature category of the D-Photo Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year Awards, and that my image had also been chosen as the overall winner of…

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  • 2 weeks ago

Spier Eagle Encounters

I forgot one of my South Africa Trip blogs! Here it is, and it has been added to the trip Masterpost.

In a brief moment of oversight, I completely forgot about our visit to Spier Eagle Encounters while we were in the Cape. They rehabilitate birds of prey that have been injured, and set them free once they are healthy and able to survive on their own. Their education program, with the help of hand-reared birds, informs visitors on how important birds of prey are to the ecosystem, and also…

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Action shots

A tip on getting action shots - using Terns as an example.

Action shots are impressive – and rightly so, as they can be extremely difficult to capture. In wildlife photography, they require knowledge of animal behaviour so you can anticipate what will happen. Animals are often quite predictable, and have set behaviours that they do before they do something else.

During our week away Dad and I  braved icy winds and a a bit of rain to get some good photos…

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Rock Kestrels

This weeks post also comes from the West Coast National Park in Langebaan, enjoy.

One of the things I love about wildlife photography is that, not only are the various animals we chase beautiful, but the landscapes we find them in can be pretty stunning too. The West Coast National Park is absolutely gorgeous, especially looking out across the turquoise lagoon from the top of the Seeberg View Point. We were buffeted by the wind a bit, but it came with an unforeseen bonus.

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iPhoneography update

So, I left all my photos at home, and this week’s blog is a collection of iPhone photos. Enjoy!

To curb my procrastinatory habit of editing photos while I should be studying, I left my photo storage hard-drives at home so I could devote this week to some proper, focused, study. I also conveniently forgot that there was a Sunday between my exams and going home again, which is making blogging difficult. So I’m scrolling through my iPhone photos to pull together a blog post about what I’ve…

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Flamingos

A fabulous 80th blog post!

I can’t say I ever expected to chase Flamingos around a golf-course. I can now retrospectively add it to my bucket list though, because it was quite fun, and I think everyone should try it.

The Flamingos in question were Greater Flamingoes (Phoenicopterus roseus), the larger and more common of the African Flamingos. And after you’ve typed Flamingos three times in the same sentence it begins to…

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