When I started my bird photography adventure in 2005, I did not publish my photos anywhere apart from my birding blog and later on Facebook. In 2009 a new photo-sharing service was launched named 500px.com. I signed up in 2011 and ever since I am with them. I also have a Flickr account, but I never really liked it.
Today, after nine years with 500px, I reached 1 million views on my 700+ photographs (a large majority are birds of course). Even though I had many years of absence in bird photography, due to the lack of suitable equipment, my photos proved to be popular… at least some of them.
The time might come again when I can jump on my belly for a decent low-level shorebird photo. Until then, my followers can watch my old stuff. I have never entered any photography contest with my photos, so this little achievement feels like to be a little award.
I add a few of my most popular or most viewed photos below. If you have time or are bored, check out my gallery at https://500px.com//SzimiStyle.
I’m looking forward to entering the new chapter in my bird photography with a new Sony mirrorless camera system. I wish I had it right now…