More thoughts on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV camera performance

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV camera is an excellent companion for any birdwatchers especially travelling birders and despite having its weaknesses, it delivers decent photos in good light conditions. Last June I posted some results and thoughts on the capability of this camera and now I add some more below. Autofocus The Sony RX10 IV [...]

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Photographing Audouin’s Gulls and others: Part Four

After enjoying the Mediterranean Sea and our pool in El Campello, we had a nice cooling time on the Mediterranean coast near El Pinet. The sky was overcast but while Kea played in the sand, I enjoyed photographing the overflying gulls including the local speciality, the Audouin's Gull. Below, I share a series of photos from [...]

Not quite a lifer but still a cracking bird

I took my second ever visit to the Oare Marshes in Kent for seeing the long staying Bonaparte's Gull which is now in stunning breeding plumage. It took a while to find it in on the mudflat of The Swale estuary. At low tide, it normally goes feeding on the mud but uses the Oare [...]

Sony announces a new super tele lens and it looks awesome for bird photography

Fellow Sony bird photographer, Christopher Dodds might agree with me that the newly announced Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 G Master OSS lens is a real game-changer for bird and wildlife photographers. I wasn't lucky enough to put my hands on this new and long-awaited lens but based on the first hands-on reviews, it seems to perform [...]

Some thoughts about the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV camera for bird photography

I've been using the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 mark IV bridge camera for 4 months now and the more I use, the more I love this powerful camera in a compact house. Key features of the fourth generation RX10 are the 20.1-megapixel 'one-inch' sensor, the super sharp 24-600mm (35mm equivalent) Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f2.4-4.0 zoom lens, 315 [...]

Birding on the eastern Ridgeway hills

Birding along the eastern end of The Ridgeway always seemed to be very exciting in Spring based on former bird reports. As birds had already started to return from their wintering grounds I thought it might be good to explore the area even by using public transport – what I don't like at all. The [...]

Brand new birding toy: Nikon CoolPix P900 megazoom

The mega zoom war has been up and running For a while and we, birdwatchers, are very happy about it. There are a couple of decent competitors in the market but the newly announced Nikon CoolPix P900 bridge camera is beating all of them in terms of focal length. It has a 83x optical zoom [...]

The ‘Like’ collectors who never like

Despite knowing that my post was provocative and only a part of my social connections will appreciate it, I wanted to hear others opinion about the above described 'issue'. I joined Facebook a couple of years ago and apart of being addicted to it, I have been using it as it should be used. I [...]

My photo for a cover

It is a great feeling to see our own image on a cover of a magazine or a bulletin. The International Wader Study Group has just published the latest issue of the WSG Bulletin with my image of a Collared Pratincole on its cover. This is the original image published on 500px.com.

I have been on the learning curve

Compared to my magical photography expert friend and project team fellow, Jan Wegener, I am way behind him when it comes to bird photography. My only advantage is the knowledge on birds, their behaviour and birdwatching (due to my age...). I often remember the single weekend we spent together at the Helgoland coastline photographing shorebirds [...]