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Table Of Contents

What, Where, and When?
Bird Behavior
YEARS VARY AND CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE
Vagrant Birds
Berry-Eating Birds
Owl Years
LOOK FOR NEW ANGLES
Set Your Sights High
PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF
European Bee-eater
Bearded Reedling
Seabirds against the Moon
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER’S CAMERA
Three-Camera Tactic
Key Camera Features
Focusing
Low-Light Modes
Video Features
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER’S LENSES
Telephoto Lenses
Flash Photography
High-Speed Flash Sync
Augmenting Flash Intensity
REMOTE CONTROL
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER’S TRIPODS
Tripods
Ground Pod
Beanbag
BASIC ACCESSORIES
Backpacks and Vests
Metering Light
Exposure Modes
Exposure Compensation
Bracketing
FREEZING MOVEMENT
Winter: December to February
Spring: March to May
Summer: June to August
Autumn: September to November
Feeding
Building Nests
KEEP YOUR EQUIPMENT READY
GET TO KNOW YOUR AREA
Potential Sites for Photography
CIRCUMSTANCES DICTATE
Freezing Cold (Markus)
Dust (Markus)
Humidity (Bence)
Rain and Snowfall
Fog and Mist
Frost
LIGHT
Front Light
Backlight
Diffused Light
Bird Photography at Night
Lightning
Aurora Borealis
Moonlight
Reflected Light Is the Best Light
COMPOSITION AND CROPPING
In the Field and at the Computer
BACKGROUND AND FOREGROUND
Foreground
ANGLE MATTERS
Reflections
ATTRACTING BIRDS
Perching Branches
Islands
Nests
Nest Material
Decoys
Playback of Bird Calls
Drinking and Bathing Ponds
HOW TO BUILD AND USE A BLIND
Invisibility
Good Visibility
Ideal Angle
Working Conditions
Blending in with the Surroundings
Car (Jari)
Boat (Markus)
PHOTOGRAPHING AT NESTS
Disturbance
Conditioning
HANKO PENINSULA, FINLAND
KUUSAMO, FINLAND
OULU AND VAALA, FINLAND
ICELAND
EILAT, ISRAEL
VARANGER PENINSULA, NORWAY
HOKKAIDŌ, JAPAN
Red-crowned Crane
Steller’s Sea-Eagle
Blakiston’s Fish-Owl
Lake Kussharo
LAKE KERKINI, GREECE
BOSQUE DEL APACHE, NEW MEXICO
HUNGARY
Hortobágy
Kiskunság
COSTA RICA
BRAZIL
NATURE PHOTO COMPETITIONS
SPICE UP YOUR SLIDE SHOW
Index
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The Handbook of Bird Photography

The Handbook of Bird Photography

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The Handbook of Bird Photography distills the knowledge, talent, and experience of three well-known professional wildlife photographers into one beautifully illustrated volume. Written in a manner that is easy to understand, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories showcasing photographs for which they have received awards in major international wildlife photo competitions.

In this book, you'll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including:

The bird photographer's equipment Shooting techniques: exposure, focus, how to show movement and freeze action, etc. In the field: bird behavior, hides, and how to attract birds How to use light and compose and crop images The best sites for finding and photographing birds

You'll also learn how to show, share, promote, and sell your photographs.

Bird photography is a brilliant way to spend your free time, and for some it's a career. This book helps beginners get the hang of things quickly and accurately, and offers field-specific expertise for more experienced photographers.

The Handbook of Bird Photography distills the knowledge, talent, and experience of three well-known professional wildlife photographers into one beautifully illustrated volume. Written in a manner that is easy to understand, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories showcasing photographs for which they have received awards in major international wildlife photo competitions.

In this book, you'll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including:

The bird photographer's equipment Shooting techniques: exposure, focus, how to show movement and freeze action, etc. In the field: bird behavior, hides, and how to attract birds How to use light and compose and crop images The best sites for finding and photographing birds

You'll also learn how to show, share, promote, and sell your photographs.

Bird photography is a brilliant way to spend your free time, and for some it's a career. This book helps beginners get the hang of things quickly and accurately, and offers field-specific expertise for more experienced photographers.

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Published by: O'Reilly Media, Inc. on Jun 17, 2013
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