Gotta keep on loving the common birds as well. Amazingly this seems to be the first good Asian Koel photo on Surfbirds. Common and loud but keeps to the foliage well. And it looks better than many may think, not black –those shades of dark blue…
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.