200mm lens for bird photography
Bird photography, Bird Photography Tips, Camera Lenses

Can You Use a 200mm Lens for Bird Photography?

Does a 200mm lens for bird photography exist? Many people getting started in wildlife photography begin with an entry-level camera lens with less reach (focal length) than an experienced amateur photographer will have. Back when we started bird photography, the longest lens we had was a 18-200mm zoom lens. It worked well for photographing certain species of birds, but there…

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Bird Photography Tips

Bird Photography Tip: Use Light to Your Advantage

The time of day you choose to photograph birds will have a major impact on the emotion of your images. The same elements that make beautiful sunset stir up emotions in a landscape image apply to your bird photography. The key to a great bird photo is having multiple elements that come together in a one-of-a-kind scene. Effectively lighting techniques…

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Bird photography

Birds on the Move in St. Catharines

In this instalment of our bird photography blog, we visit some of our favourite birding spots in St. Catharines for a look at some early spring migrants. Bird Photography in St. Catharines: Early Spring Wow, what a whirlwind of weather the last few days here in Niagara. Two solid days of non-stop rain, a full day of snow to start…

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