FZ200 as a birding camera - my moment of truth

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
DaveyB
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Re: FZ200 as a birding camera - my moment of truth
In reply to Ruth Lipnick, Mar 30, 2013

Hi Ruth, I've always felt that the toughest but most important aspect of bird photography is that of getting close to your "quarry".  Whether, by using bait or a water drip to attract birds, or a hide or just by using field skills to stalk closer using available cover.  I'd like more zoom (wouldn't we all!) but you get a trade off with camera shake, atmosheric shimmer etc.  Ideally you'd use a tripod with a converter on the FZ200 but my birding is too mobile to allow this, so I tend to use the "stalking" approach.

Cheers   David

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David
LX3, FZ10, FZ200 and Nikon D80 + 18-200VR + 70-300VR

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