Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 24 of 24

Thread: Any avid birdshooters here?

  1. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    LA 2019
    Posts
    1,282

    Default Re: Any avid birdshooters here?

    i agree. shoot the bird at the bird park first. this is very important. make sure you are really into birding before jumping into it. investing lots of money is not a good idea if you are not totally keen.

    get a bino or spotter and practise at parks etc before you jump into birding. that is why I feel SB is lacking in this respect. many noob think that they can use a 300mm and go into SB and shoot birds. Sb is natural, meaning there are no cages, you will hardly see any birds if you are not trained in identifying and knowing the patterns, it will be a big letdown. however many noob will still think that you can easily shoot birds there. which is wrong.

    go to the zoo or the bird park first before jumping into it. use any lens and you can get good shots. make sure you are really into birds.


  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,252

    Default Re: Any avid birdshooters here?

    u can easily reach birds in SB. The main problem is that after 9am they tend to hide in the shade and canopy and become dead impossible to find. Try going at 7am and u will see a world of a difference. This applies to many other sites. The early bird gets the worm, the earlier photographer gets the early bird....

  3. #23

    Default Re: Any avid birdshooters here?

    Hey folks, do try Botanical Gdns. The sunbirds are *right* in front of you... even 200mm is sufficient. Heck, u may even get a crimison sunbird among the heliconia plants. Can try the tailorbirds and waterhen too. In the evenings, the long tail parakeets also come real low, again 200mm (this time with a 1.4x TC) is sufficient.

  4. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    end of there
    Posts
    230

    Default Re: Any avid birdshooters here?

    Quote Originally Posted by szekiat View Post
    u can easily reach birds in SB. The main problem is that after 9am they tend to hide in the shade and canopy and become dead impossible to find. Try going at 7am and u will see a world of a difference. This applies to many other sites. The early bird gets the worm, the earlier photographer gets the early bird....
    Agree with the 7-early-8-early concept, ie: early birder gets the bird..

    Also can try a yomp through the tree-top walk at Kent Ridge park..
    Many small songbirds flitter and flutter within metres of the boardwalk..

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •