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.