"Listen. What was that?"Having heard a strange bird call while out walking a few weeks back, I kept after the little bird until I spotted his spooky white eyes. I looked up this White-eyed Vireo and listened to the call a few times to commit it to memory for future reference. Listening and learning the songs and calls opens up entire new realms of birding. Often, you can’t get a clear look on the myriads of little birds flitting about the bushes, but if you listen, you can certainly... continue reading
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Probably, the most common question asked by a bird photographer is how to post-process images and what method to follow on Photoshop.I’m using Photoshop CC 2018 while processing my bird photographs and follow almost always the same method which I will share with you in this article.My Workflow to Post-process Bird Images on Photoshop CCAs I always shoot RAW, I start with double clicking the CR2 file which is the RAW file format for Canon cameras (yes, I’m a dedicated Canon user)... continue reading
It's hard to believe that it's been almost a ten years when I first saw a little yellow bird in my garden eating my Zinnia flowers. I had never seen this little bird before. He was bright yellow with a touch of black on his head and wings and I thought he was a Canary. I actually thought it was one of my neighbors Canaries and that it got out of its cage. But after doing some research I found out it was the American Goldfinch the state bird of New Jersey.I was simply mesmerized seeing... continue reading
Hello again,It’s great to meet you in a new article on Birds of Turkey. This article’s beautiful bird can only be seen in very small area Turkey specially on the Marmara and Black Sea region. Some sightings have been reported in the Mediterranean region as well.White-backed Woodpecker - Dendrocopos leucotosThe white-backed woodpecker is a Eurasian woodpecker belonging to the genus Dendrocopos.In appereance, it is a large woodpecker mainly black and white in colouring. Vent and lower... continue reading
Hello folks,Our visitor in this article is Northern shoveler - Anas clypeata, one of the most distinctive of the dabbling ducks by its appearance. It is a common and widespreadduck, and being migratory, it breeds in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America, wintering in southern Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Central, and northern South America.Northern shoveler’s elongated, spoon-shaped bill has comblike projections along its edges,... continue reading
Hello everybody,It’s been quite a long time since my last update on Birds of Turkey. Now, it’s time to continue with the series. This article’s subject is:EURASIAN SCOPS OWL - OTUS SCOPSWith sizes between 19-21 cm and wingspan around 47-54 cm, they are one of the smallest owl species. clearly smaller than Little Owl. Scops owls are typical owls mostly belonging to the genus Otus. Approximately 45 living species are known, but new ones are frequently recognised and unknown ones are still being... continue reading
Dear reader,Today, I’ll try to give you some hints about photographing birds in the field. Some of these hints are essential to good bird photographs. At the least, they might help you not be disappointed when you get back home at the end of the good bird photographing activity and see all your images have camera shakes, blurs, and out of focus situations.1 - Be patient. Patience is the key to beautiful bird photographs. It takes some time for the birds to get used to the environment in the... continue reading
If I have to choose one subject as my favorite, it is nature photography. Unfortunatly birds are not very much into modelling, and you need to wake up early to catch them. So most of my bird portraits are a bit noisy. That makes every bird photos of mine accepted even more precious. Here are a few: green woodpecker (taken in Vienna, Austria) Sharp-shinned hawk (taken in NH, USA) Hoopoe (taken in Hungary) continue reading
Eurasian tree sparrow Is a small bird living very close to people (in villages and even in cities). Today, its population has decreased dramatically. This may be a problem ... the Chinese have already become aware of it in times of great famine. The Chinese leader Mao stated that Sparrows are pests and should be exterminated.The Chinese have so effectively eradicated these birds that there has been a wave of uncontrolled development of the Colorado that has devoured considerable amounts of crops.... continue reading
Randarda Lake is a more-than-100-year-old lake located in outskirts of Rajkot, Gujarat, India. It is a popular picnic spot for residents of Rajkot and equally popular among photographers and bird watchers. The lake is home to more than 150 species of different birds. In addition to resident birds, December to February is the time to see a variety of migratory birds. Different types of ducks, geese, pelicans, egrets, herons, hens, and other birds can be seen at the lake. When... continue reading
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