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Bird Photography Tips - Proximity

Second in the series of Bird Photography Tips - How close do you need to get to make good photographs of birds?

Even with a long lens, bird photography still requires getting reasonably close to your subject. In some places, this can be as simple as parking your butt and waiting, or just wandering around. Parks and wetland boardwalks are good for this, as well as lake-edges and even the beach!

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The white waters around Lake Rotorua’s Sulphur Point make for some interesting images. The birds there are very…

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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,…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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