Bird Photographer, some Mammals, some Landscapes
I have been a bird watcher for many years but have recently began to devote more time to photography. By chance I use Canon gear and am still trying to learn my way around the cameras and lenses. Most of my early pix were taken with a 30D and 300f4. Now I am using a 7D and a 1DM4 with a variety of telephoto lens from the 300f2.8 to the 800f5.6.
I find most photography websites intimidating so I am just gradually learning on my own or picking up tips from other photographers - slow and steady. In addition to static portrait shots I like good images of moving birds in cluttered habitat, but I find they are a real challenge to secure.
Montane Woodcreeper, Colombia, El Dorado Bird Reserve, San Lorenzo ridge, Santa Marta Mountains, December 2013
This is the geographically isolated and vocally distinct sanctaemartae subspecies, which is perhaps another Santa Marta split in waiting. Surprisingly it seems to be the first image of any of the forms of Montane Woodcreeper to appear on Surfbirds. It can be seen quite commonly in the El Dorado reserve (www.proaves.org)