With the field work for my upcoming bird photography eBook essentially done, I’ve been spending some time revisiting bird photos that I have in my archives to determine which images to include in my upcoming eBook. It has been an interesting exercise on a number of fronts.
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Looking back at older bird images brings back memories of where I was when I captured them. In some cases that jogged my memory that I haven’t been to that location for a while. So, I made some notes for next year’s bird season.
The other thing that really struck home is that when we capture images of birds we have been honoured to document a moment in nature that we simply may never see again.
Some bird images served as a reminder that they were captured while on holidays, perhaps at locations that we likely will never visit again.
Revisiting bird photos also confirms the importance of observing bird behaviour as it can lead to more understanding of a subject, as well as presenting image opportunities.
Revisiting bird photos can also be a trip down memory lane in terms of viewing images we captured with gear that we no longer own.
Other images reinforce the importance of composition and light.
As photographers each of us brings our own style and approach to what we do, regardless of the subject matter. I like getting in very close and personal with many of my images.
Revisiting bird photos tells us that nature can be fragile…
It can be colourful…
And… just so darned cute!
The content structure for my upcoming eBook on bird photography has been completed. I’m now in the process of writing various sections and selecting specific images to include. All of the photographs in this article will be featured in my upcoming bird photography eBook. It should be available in January 2019.
All photographs were captured hand-held in available light using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process of DxO PhotoLab, CS6 and the Nik Collection.
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