My name is Henrique Oliveira Pires, and I live in Lisbon, Portugal.
I worked as a Phd Meteorologist and as a professor of Meteorology at the university. My fields of research were ocean waves and climate variability.
Now I am retired and so I have much more time to spend in my passion for bird photography.
I am interested in photography since I was a kid and learned the basics with my father, at a time when we had to choose and introduce by hand every camera setting.
Now I use a Canon EOS 7D and a Canon EOS 50D. For bird photography, a Canon 500 F 4.0 IS and a Canon 100-400 mm F 4.0-5.6 IS zoom lens, sometimes with an extender 1.4x or 2x. When I feel it is needed I use a fill in flash. When possible I use a Gitzo tropod with Wimberley head, a Kirk window mount or a Manfrotto monopod.
Most of my bird pictures are made using my 4 heel drive car as a hide.
Canon EOS 7 D, Canon EOS 50D.
Canon lenses 10-22 mm, 28-135 mm IS, 50 mm macro, 18-200 IS, 100 Macro IS, 100-400 mm IS, Canon 500 mm and Sigma 17-35 mm. Canon focal extenders 1.4x and 2x. Canon Extension tubes.
Canon Flashs 580 EX, 550 EX, 420 EX, speedlite transmiter ST-E2. Flash Metz 50-5.
Canon wireless controller LC-5 and cable release TC 80-N3.
Gitzo and Manfrotto tripods, monopod and heads.
I also have an IR Shuter Beam controller from Wood Electronics but it is not often used.
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- Henrique Oliveira Pires
- September 2005
- Lisboa, Portugal
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Now I am retired. I was a Meteorologist and a Professor of Physics/Meteorology.