Bird Photography

Challenge at Ndumo

Challenge at Ndumo

It’s only human nature to value something that is hard won and the same is true of photography. Especially when it feels as if you aren’t getting anywhere.

That’s what it felt like for me on a recent trip to Ndumo, a small game reserve along the Pongola river and border with Mozambique.

[Video] How to Photograph Birds at Water level in South Africa

[Video] How to Photograph Birds at Water level in South Africa

This week, I am at Zibulo colliery photographing South African birds at water-level. I show my settings and techniques for photographing fast moving birds, both on the wing and in the water. I also show you the Zibulo Colliery hides, some of the best and least known hides in South Africa.

Thoughts on Bird in Flight Gear for Beginners

Thoughts on Bird in Flight Gear for Beginners

So what's the right stuff to have for Birds-in-flight (BIF)? Like most things in photography, the answer is as long as a piece of string. So let's step back from the gear a little and discuss the birds. That's what we are interested in after all!

Ghost on the Water - Bird in flight Techniques at Marievale

Ghost on the Water - Bird in flight Techniques at Marievale

Bird-in-flight photography is a pastime that bewitches many a nature photographer. The effortless beauty of birds is something wonderful to see but capturing it can be difficult! In this post, I'm sharing one of my favourite BIF spots and a special trick that I use there.