Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Bolivia, Siberia Cloud Forest, November 2013
Seems to be fairly common in montane roadside brush.
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.
Nik Borrow (Website: http://www.nikborrow.com) is an acclaimed bird artist whose illustrations have appeared in many magazines and journals and he is also co-author and sole illustrator of the award-winning "Birds of Western Africa" published by A&C Black. Other works include "Birds of Ghana" and "Birds of Senegal & The Gambia". He has traveled extensively in Africa and is an acknowledged expert on the regions avifauna. After studying Fine Art painting at Wimbledon School of Art he subsequently taught Art for many years at Pimlico School. Since 1992 he has been leading birdwatching tours and safaris for the specialist birding holiday company Birdquest