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Last updated: 26 March 2015



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Junco by David Lilly

  Most Recent Photographs by David Lilly                              26 March 2015

  Recommended Equipment for Bird Photography 

This is the reccommended equipment by the Canadian Bird Photographer for bird photography. Some of the equipment is expensive, buy what you can afford. Any combination of the equipment listed will get you into bird photography. Remember, no matter what equipment you use, it is important to learn how to use it. Note; it does not matter if the equipment is Nikon or Canon etc.  < To see recommadations Click Here >

I have been photographing birds for many years and always struggled with photographing in my vehicle through the passenger window. The problem was lifting and holding my Nikon 500mm F4 VR lens steady. I solved the problem with the construction of a simple peice of home made equipment. See the article for more information < Cick Here >

  Article - Bird Photography Gagets      by David Lilly

  Spring Birds arrival dates Canada      by David Lilly


Bird Photography and Birding go together. If you are a Bird Photographer I would assume you care about your subject (Birds). here is a link to the Audubon spring bird arival dates. Keep in mind it probably will be a few days later before you see these birds in Canada. The weather will play an important part in the arrival dates. Keep an eye on local birding sites for the latest news. Remember the birds welfare come before photography, especially if you are using a flash or recorded bird sounds.




Red Tail Hawk by David Lilly

The Comon Goldeneyes are as their name implies are common in the open rivers around Calgary in the winter. They are distingushed by a whistling sound while in flight. As the name states they have a Goldeneye and a white spot just behind the eye. Also, they are a very difficult bird to photograph in flight and just sitting on the water because of the contrast

between the white and black feathers.

Yellow Warbler by David Lilly