Manual focus, pixel peeping and a bloody miss

My (new) lens was delivered yesterday, here it is in all of its 1 ton glory. Okay, I might have exaggerated the weight a bit but it is heavy. The upside to this… Continue reading

Black and Yellow ….. What kind of fellow?

Red touches black, safe for Jack. Red touches yellow, kills a fellow This catchy little rhyme has stayed with me from childhood although I’m not quite sure where I learnt it because if I… Continue reading

A twitchy fellow + waiting on a (new) lens!!!!

I know I haven’t posted anything in about a week but that’s because I’m waiting on a (new) lens. It’s (new) because it’s an old Nikon Manual Focus 300 mm ƒ/4.5 and an old… Continue reading

A king in every corner

All hail the king – the Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) that is. This is one of the most widespread species from Southwestern United States to South America and quite a commoner in my… Continue reading

Rain bird

The Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas) is a common bird throughout Eastern South America and are identified by their  olive-brown above colouring with a gray head, white throat streaked brown, greyish buff breast and… Continue reading

The tale of a banana lure

Some birds are harder to photograph than others  like this Burnished-buff Tanager (Tangara cayana). I’ve tried photographing this tiny bird so many times but it would just not stay still long enough for me… Continue reading

Common Beauty

Before I started bird photography I was oblivious to the sheer variety of birds that are just in my backyard. The Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) is one that I would have never noticed if… Continue reading

The one that ate the garden

The advantage of having a veggie garden is that it attracts a ton of birds and the disadvantage is that the birds eat everything in the garden. One of the more common bird… Continue reading

My First Bird

I was so excited when I got my camera that I just walked around and shot everything in view and that’s how I caught my first bird: the Rusty Margined Flycatcher. It wasn’t… Continue reading