Uluru / Australia
A short collection of birds enjoyed while visiting Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in 2018. I'll let you in on a secret, most of these shots were actually taken around the hotels at Yulara, with only a few locations inside the park proving to be as fruitful. All the birds are genuinely wild, captured without the help of food or audio attractants. All I did was take slow walks through the grasslands, gardens and trails of Yulara and the national park.
See more about the Grand Outback Photography Tour here:
Images here were taken with a Lumix G9 and the Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 lens. I believe this rig is an exceptionally powerful tool for chasing bird photos. It's light and powerful with an amazing autofocus system and generous viewfinder. I typically run this around 15fps but it can do 60fps shooting RAW if that floats your boat. Click below to read more about the Lumix G9 and what makes it so great for bird photography...
Here's a great resource for birders heading to Uluru who want to learn some of the local names and check what species they're photographing:
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."