Bird Photography – Part Two

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Bird Photography


In my previous article I discussed different types of cameras that we can use for bird photography. As a recap, the 3 different categories are the Compacts, the Bridge Cameras and then the DSLR’s.

Compact cameras are of little or no real use for bird photography leaving us with really with only 2 feasible options. The Bridge camera is sort of a hybrid between a point and shoot and a DSLR. It has features of both categories but for birders, the important things are that they can be used in automatic and semi-automatic modes as well as in manual modes. Your progression through the different modes can be at your own pace and expertise leaving you a great flexibility in your photography.

The weight of the bridge camera can be a deciding factor for many birders. We often spend a lot of the time out in the field…

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