If you don’t know much about birds, maybe it’s time you spread your own wings?
I was once a person who knew there were birds. I’d seen a few around. Then one day a friend taught me to watch the birds, and to notice how many different kinds you might see just in your backyard.
So I watched. And became amazed.
And then I started traveling the world to meet the birds in other backyards.
Enjoy my gallery of birds photos, each with a caption of who he/she is and where the photo was taken. If you don’t see a photo credit, it’s because the images are my own.
I’m not a photography expert.
I’ve tried to learn the technical aspects so I can get better photos but have failed so far. I bought a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS years ago because the internet said it was the best “point and shoot” for birding. It has 50x optical zoom which means I can zoom to get a bird that is very very far away. Like if you can see it at all with your naked eye, you can zoom to it.
After many years of use and travel, the viewfinder finally broke – it has an LCD screen and is still usable, but for birding I prefer the old-fashioned viewfinder. So I did some homework and tried a few models. Ended up keeping the Nikon Coolpix P900 because it has all the same things I liked on the Canon, but 83x zoom.
Yes, that ‘s right. 83x zoom. Game on.
It also has WiFi which is a game changer when traveling. No plugs for transferring photos ever again, and you can upload throughout a trip so that if you drop or lose Mr. Camera mid-vacation, you don’t lose your photos. Peace of mind!