What sort of camera do I need to obtain these sorts of shots?

Started Jan 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Danielepaolo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,445
Re: What sort of camera do I need to obtain these sorts of shots?

Chris R-UK wrote:

If you read back through his blog you will see that he is shooting with a Canon 7D and a 500mm f4 lens, sometimes with a 1.4x TC. That is a $10,000 lens. He also clearly has a tripod with a gimbal head.

However, he has some outstanding close ups of very small birds which he must have taken from very close even with a 500mm lens so his field craft must be very good. He shoots quite a lot from a car but at other times he is clearly crawling along the ground or shooting from a small boat at sea.

So what you need is $10,000-15,000 for the equipment, years and years of knowledge of where to find the birds and how to get close to them and the patience to wait for the opportunity and the right light.

Sorry, but bird photography of that quality isn't cheap or easy. I certainly can't do it.

I agree with you Chris.

This is how he gets close. Look at his first image.


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Apologies if my lack of photographic knowledge is catching.

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