First off let remind those who may not have read this before … I am a bird watcher first and although I love to get the best possible shot I can, I don’t mind posting and identification type shot every now and then. This year I am really posting some shots that I might not if I were not involved in the listing game. Many of the first photos I’ve taken will be replaced with better ones as the year progresses.
I am constantly trying to improve the quality of every species I’ve ever seen and rarely pass up the opportunity to take a nice shot of anything.
My gear is pretty is pretty simple as to be expected of a birder.
I have a Canon 50D and almost exclusively use a Canon 100-400 zoom lens. I have a Canon 17-40 landscape lens and would like to get a Macro lens too.
I would like to get a second body so when I’m traveling I can keep the landscape lens on the 50D and the telephoto on the new body.
I shoot in manual mode all the time and use JPEG’s which is fine for the quality of shots I’m looking for.