When you do a lot of bird photography like I do you learn the tendencies of different types of birds. For instance, nuthatches spend their day climbing up and down the trunks of trees looking for insects hiding in the bark. When facing down, they will often “pose” —positioning their head and body at a 90-degree angle to the tree trunk — to get a good look at their surroundings. That's … Continue reading
I’m a photo hobbyist who likes all types of photography, but a high percentage of photos in my files are of birds. Why? Logistics. I don’t have to buy a ticket or apply for permits to access a site. There are no restrictions on the size or amount of equipment I can bring. Whatever I can carry is OK. I don’t need to get signed model releases before I can legally use the photos I shoot. And I … Continue reading
Visitors silhouetted against flames on a video display in Times Square, New York City.