Birding Cameras




Taking pictures of birds in distant trees can now be done using super telephoto bridge cameras that are available on the market. Here are some of them:



For me, a birdwatching guide who also maintain some blogs related to my job, having a camera is a must. However, I use the pictures that I made only for my blog posts and facebooks. I do not think I need a professional D-SLR camera. An entry level D-SLR camera with telephoto lens or a bridge camera with super telephoto lens is my favorite tool.

Sample Pictures

bird picture of Black-capped Kory
Black-capped Lory taken by Fujifilm HS50EXR

Red-backed Thrush bird
Photograph of Red-backed Thrush taken by Canon 200D with Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens.

azure kingfisher in Malagufuk
Azure Kingfisher shot by Fujifilm HS50EXR

If the photographs taken by bridge or D-SLR cameras look darker, or blurred, they can be improved in a laptop or desktop computer using Adobe Photoshop or Gimp software. Today, mobile phone can be used to edit photos using applications such as PhotoDirector, Aviary, and etc.

The presentation of bird pictures are now possible using slideshow apps and videos which can later be shared into Facebook, or Youtube.

Birds are not the only subjects that I shoot when I accompany tourists in the forest. I also take pictures of flowers, insects, mammals, scenery and people. That's why in the blog readers can see other photographs as well such as Red Hibiscus and White Passion Flowers, orchids, Blue Trumpet Vine,  or landscape of Anggi lakes, or even marine life (for this purpose, I use underwater camera such as Nikon Coolpix AW130. This is written by Charles Roring