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ValSaxby Plus
14 146 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 9:22PM
Hi everyone

Thought I would just pop in and introduce myself........my name is Val and I have a great love of wildlife photography - in particular birds.

Want to get more into getting shots of animals and birds in the wild rather than captivity - difficult sometimes but hoping to get some help and advice from you guys on the best places to go.


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alianar 10 82 2 England
7 Jul 2010 5:29PM
for birds garden birds are very common and very beautiful too so i think they are the best.
if you have a garden set up a few feeders and you will find all sorts of birds there in no time Wink
remember different birds like different things.
if you dont have a garden i am sure there is a nature reserve or just a small woodland nearby, there are also loads there.
hope this helps
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
7 Jul 2010 5:47PM
Hi Val,

As alianar has said, garden birds are easy targets and it doesn't require a lot of work to attract them.
I've got one large feeder which I fill with cheap wild bird seed from the local market.
I also scatter left over bread on the ground and that's as complicated as it gets!
I've always got birds of some kind visiting the garden.
Obviously, moreso during the winter months when there's not much natural food about and again when the nestlings are becoming fledgelings. Watching Starlings feeding young that are larger than themselves is always a laugh although a shot of it has so far eluded me.

Toadie 11 5 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 4:27PM
Hi all, just dropped in and thought I'd ask a quick question! I'm wanting to take some pictures of birds, I live around the south coast of Enland, and was wondering if you could give me some advice. I'm going to be using a Canon 400d with a 75-300mm zoom lens, would this setup be ok? or should I be looking for a different setup? Any help would be most welcome.
alianar 10 82 2 England
20 Jul 2010 4:56PM
i live on the south cost too, in bournemouth.
that setup is fine i use a sony a450 and tamron 70-300 so very similar.
hope this helps
johnlwadd 11 7 England
26 Jul 2010 3:59PM
Hi everyone
My name is John and i love wildlife photography and i live in West Sussex.I also like taking photos of flowers.
fudgy 9 48 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 12:33PM
Hi ...just thought I would also introduce myself ...

you can stick with fudgy , its what everyone cyber space or not , calls me ...

I am very new to photography , my hubby got me my first digi camera last summer , up untill then it had always been disposable ones Tongue

I am very much on the learning process , and thanks to a few kind souls on the main forum , I have learnt loads.

I pretty much like taking pics period but wildlife and landscapes find me at my best right now.


hello to you all
16 Feb 2011 9:02AM
Hi all,
I also thought I had better introduce myself,I am John and I live in the central belt of Scotland, my love is Bird and wildlife photography a novice really so this forum I hope should help me on my way to being more successful using the equipment I am using at present which is a Canon 7D with a Sigma 170-500mm f5.6.3 APO DG Lens and a Canon 70-300mm f4 IS USM for some close in shots.

Hope I get to speak to all around the forum or here

Kind regards
John Wink
lyns123 8 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2011 4:22PM
Hi - new member alert Grin

I am an amature photographer, learning my way around my Nikon D5000. I love wildlife in general and love to photograph all sorts of birds, but love birds of prey. I am lucky to live in the countryside, so I am minutes away from a photography 'challenge'!

Hope to get some good shots and post on here!

Lyndsey Smile
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.7k 58 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 12:33PM
Hi Lyndsey,

Welcome, it looks like you are going to be adding some great photos - e.g. Glen Etive.

loads to share, here on ePz.

21 Oct 2011 8:25AM
Hi everyone. I'm kathryn and my favourite is wildlife and animals in general. Love zoos especially, live not too far from Dudley zoo so hope next year to get a yearly pass and get in some much needed practise Tongue Recently visited Longleat which was a fabulous day.
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.7k 58 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 9:30AM
Hi Kathryn, That's a lovely portfolio you have there. Sounds like you could be Dudley's next official photographer Wink
Best wishes
21 Oct 2011 9:58AM
Thanks Stuart. Love photography, just need to master the settings on my camera, practise makes perfect. Not one for giving in so will perservere Grin
johnke 6 223 15
13 Apr 2013 2:12PM
Hi Every One I am John at at the moment live in South Africa , Wild life, Nature & Birds have been a passion for many years , but I am still learning and have lots to share should anyone be interested ...John
Nouche 3 4 Switzerland
26 Dec 2015 4:45PM
Hello All, I'm Veronique, living in Geneva ,Switzerland. I love wildlife, when I'm not out walking dogs (my passion and my job.) I'm out with my camera, a Panasonic Lumix GX8. Finally realising that ,it is beneficial to read the user manual and there is much trial and many errors, I'm throwing myself into this wonderful world of photography. Beginner with a big B,would very much appreciate tips ,critiques and general sharing.

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