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Some of the best game drives in Kenya are not actually about Lions and Leopards, but the very small creatures that bounce about between trees and shrubs. It was the bird life in Kenya that really took my breath away on my two week safari in Kenya.
Lumix G9 in Kenya
Review of the new Lumix after field testing for two weeks on safari, chasing big game and small.
Hard bird to pronounce, even harder to photograph. They move so very fast and are so very very small. This feature introduces you to the life of this very little bird and my pursuit of capturing one in flight.
Sunbirds in the Carpark
If your goal is to catch great photos of birds, your best opportunities might be easier to access than you imagined.
Meet the Mistletoebird, a very small but quite amazing little song bird.
Cruising for Albatross
A few days sailing the Southern Ocean is a journey that at first glance holds few photographic opportunities. But even in open waters the company of sea-birds and a reasonable telephoto lens can provide rich inspiration to the creative photographer.
Below the Treetops
Two hours drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast is Lamington National Park and a patch of highland rainforest surrounded by valleys of eucalyptus woodlands. Much of this region is regrowth that has re-established after being cleared by graziers in the early 1900s. Today these forests are home to numerous species of birds, and the cattle have been replaced by tourists. Birders and photographers come here especially to see the Regent Bowerbird, and enjoy a number of other hard to find species.
Custom Settings for Lumix G9
One of my favourite features on modern cameras is the custom settings dial. C1. C2. C3. I use these all the time. They allow you to respond to different shooting situations very quickly, and yet adhere to a baseline that makes it easier to learn your camera better.
Art of Birds
There are two distinct goals in my bird photography. The first is just to get a damned shot of the bird. The second is create a little art in the process. The two objectives are typically at odds with each other, yet one does follow the other.
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport
Lens review for the latest of the Sigma super telephoto zooms, a sports model that reaches 600mm and delivers exceptional image quality. Don’t let the f/6.3 specification fool you, this lens is sweet to the edges and delivers fast and confident autofocus to make chasing wildlife a pleasure.
Spending 12 days at sea to reach the King Penguins of Macquarie Island may not be everybody's idea of a wonderful Christmas. But if you love your photography and love the wildlife of Antarctica then this is a journey of a lifetime.