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Essentials of Bird Photography

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

home flash studio

Hi FolksWith the weather is Scotland being dire for a couple of months now i have put together a small "table top" studio.I have never been into studio photography and it is something i have been meaning to get acquainted with for some time now.This little table studio i have set up is a fantastic way of getting familiar with studio lighting but at a very cheap price.    The basics of my studio is rather simple really, 3 YongNuo YN-560 III Flashgunsand a Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless... continue reading

Get to know the birds of Turkey - 14

Hello all,After a very long period, I'm back in the blogs with the queen of birds:MUTE SWAN - CYGNUS OLOR The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia.Adults of this large swan typically range from 140 to 160 cm (55 to 63 in) long, although can range in extreme cases from 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in), with a 200 to 240 cm (79 to 94 in) wingspan.[4][12] Males are larger than females and have a... continue reading

GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 13

Hi,This article is about a very lovely species:FIRECREST - REGULUS IGNICAPILLA The common firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) also known as the firecrest, is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. It breeds in most of temperate Europe and northwestern Africa, and is partially migratory, with birds from central Europe wintering to the south and west of their breeding range. Firecrests in the Balearic Islands and north Africa are widely recognised as a separate subspecies, but the... continue reading

GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 12

Hi folks,Back in the field again after a long break. This article is about a bird of prey:LESSER KESTREL - FALCO NAUMANNIIt is a small bird of prey, 27–33 cm in length with a 63–72 cm wingspan. It looks very much like the larger common kestrel but has proportionally shorter wings and tail. It shares a brown back and barred grey underparts with the larger species. The male has a grey head and tail like male common kestrels, but lacks the dark spotting on the back, the black malar stripe,... continue reading

GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 11

Folks,Back in the field again after a very long break.Below is the information related to a very cute species:Bearded Tit – Panurus biarmicusThe Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus) is a small, sexually dimorphic reed-bed passerine bird. It is frequently known as the Bearded Tit, due to some similarities to the Long-tailed Tit.The Bearded Tit was placed with the parrotbills in the family Paradoxornithidae, after they were removed from the true tits in the family Paridae.... continue reading

GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 10

My dear friends,Here is the one of the most common birds that can be found allaround Turkey:Corn bunting – Emberiza calandraThe Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It is usually placed in the genus Emberiza, but some taxonomists place it in the monotypic genus Miliaria.This is an unusual bunting because the sexes appear similar in plumage, although the... continue reading

GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 9

Hi folks,This week, we will look into a very very common but beautiful bird:Black-eared wheatear – Oenanthe hispanicaThe Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica) is a wheatear, a small migratory passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.This 13.5-15.5 cm (5.6 inch) long insectivorous species is dimorphic with eastern and western races, sometimes split as Eastern... continue reading

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