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Common Bronzewing

Birds in the Garden.

 

I’ve started a bit of a project to document the birds that visit our garden.

I live in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area near Sydney.

I’m surrounded by National Park bushland so we get a variety of birds in our garden every day.

These include various parrots, cockatoos, honeyeaters, and native pigeons.

 

One of my friends recently lent me his Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 lens so have been using that.

I’ve been shooting handheld & its certainly a heavy beast compared to what I’m used to - not easy to keep rocksteady.

Some of the images were taken with my Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 lens.

I can understand now why wildlife photographers use very long lenses as often the 500mm lens isn’t powerful enough.

I find that I often have to crop a fair bit even with these long focal lengths.

Using a crop frame DSLR would also help to give you a bit more reach too.

 

You often have to be quick to capture the action, but sometimes have to wait patiently for the right moment or a clear shot.

Not sure if I’m cut out to be a wildlife photographer but its fun anyway!

I don’t get out to shoot much these days so I’m trying to make the best of the opportunities at home.

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Taken on September 27, 2017