Wildlife Photography

techniques, equipment and outlook


why photograpy  - the start and now!

For a great many years photography has been my hobby and my passion. A series of sub-sections that follow serve as an introduction to why, how and with what equipment; all the questions I wish had been answered when I started each phase of my photographic saga. My chosen field is nature in all its fascinating forms, while specialising in two areas in particular, insects and birds in flight. All the pictures have been taken within Great Britain and, in particular, near where I live, on the Somerset Levels, Poldens and Mendip.

techniques - Insects in flight 

Photographing insects in flight must be one of the greatest challenges for a phtographer, they are tiny, fast and rarely stationary. The advent of a well-developed generation of digital single lens reflex cameras (SLRs) has brought with it such technical improvements that the impossible has become possible, though there will always be further challenges waiting. The following sections show how these were obtained, give tips on how to improve suucess rates and leads on to a gallery of insect flight shots.

techniques - Birds & others

Bird photography has come on apace with digital cameras, by way of improvements to equiment, such as lens stabilisation, silent internal focussing and digital processing. This makes the capture of well-focussed, perfecty-exposed pictures easier, but there remains the strictly human aspect of catching that critical moment, which prodces each near-perfect picture. This section brings ideas for success , followed by a gallery of birds in flight.

Helpful books - photographic and ID

Suggestions for a small library on photgraphic matters and a set of simple, well-tried books identifying wildlife and flowers.







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