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Gulls of the World: A Photographic GuideArtist/Author: Olsen, Klaus Malling
This book represents the definitive photographic guide to gulls, by the world’s greatest authority on gull identification, Klaus Malling Olsen.
This outstanding new guide covers all of the world’s gull species, tackling some of the most notoriously difficult identification and taxonomic challenges in birding. Concise text – complemented by an accurate colour range map – places particular emphasis on field identification, with detailed discussion of variation, and coverage of habitat, status and distribution. Each photograph has been carefully selected to highlight identification criteria and, crucially, to allow age and subspecific separation in the field. This book is an invaluable tool for identifying gulls, featuring the most sought-after rarities as well as beautiful, easy-to-identify species.
Birds of Aireys Inlet and Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road.Artist/Author: Lacey, Margaret.
A delightful photographic book featuring the birds of Aireys Inlet and Anglesea on the Victorian coast. Over 120 species have been photographed in their natural environment and set amongst landscapes of Aireys Inlet and Anglesea. This new collection features most of the birds you are likely to see along the Great Ocean Road.
Bird photographer of the year: collection two.Artist/Author: Packman, Chris, foreword.
Foreword by Chris Packham. This beautiful book accompanies the photographic competition celebrating some of the best bird photography of the year. The Bird Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the artistry of bird photography, and this large-format book is lavishly illustrated to reflect this. A celebration of avian beauty and diversity, it is a tribute to both the dedication and passion of the photographers as well as a reflection of the quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems. The book includes the winning and short-listed images from the competition, now in its second year, showcasing some of the finest bird photography, with a foreword by BTO President and head judge, Chris Packham. A proportion of the profits from the book goes directly to the BTO to support their conservation work. The advent of digital technology has revolutionised photography in recent years, and the book brings to life some of the most stunning bird photography currently on offer. It features a vast variety of photographs by hardened pros, keen amateurs and hobbyists alike, reflecting the huge diversity of bird enthusiasts and nature lovers which is so important in ensuring their conservation and survival.
A photographic guide to birds of India and Nepal.Artist/Author: Grewal, Bikram.
This photographic guide deals with the basics of bird identification in India and Nepal by presenting those species that are most likely to be seen in accessible habitats throughout the region. The book is aimed directly at field identification. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird’s distribution.
Backyard bird photography: how to attract birds to your home and create beautiful photographs.Artist/Author: Tekulsky, Mathew.
The perfect guide for learning how to set up your backyard in order to take the best photographs of your local birds. In addition to guiding you through the first steps of setting up your plantings and bird feeders, this book describes the types of photographic equipment you will need to get just the right image; how to maneuver yourself into just the right position to create a quality bird photograph; how to compose your shots for the greatest visual effect; and how to use more advanced techniques such as macro lenses and external flash techniques. Tekulsky breaks down the challenges of photographing these beautiful creatures and explains how utilizing your own natural surroundings can create stunning shots that rival those shot in the wild. Tekulsky explains that when your garden is set up as a tiny oasis for these feathered friends, with the right foliage, water sources, and feeders, your backyard will be frequented by a variety of species on any given day. With tips for gaining the bird’s trust and composition, every photograph will be a work of art.
Secrets of backyard bird photography.Artist/Author: Hansen, J. Chris.
Photographing birds in your backyard is a convenient, rewarding, and addictive adventure. This book is a guide to that pursuit. In this book, author and wildlife photographer J. Chris Hansen teaches techniques for creating professional-quality images of the subjects right in your yard. This book covers all aspects of backyard bird photography, including the best camera equipment to use and the basics of attracting birds using bird feeders, perches, backgrounds, and photo blinds. You’ll learn about the common camera settings and composition styles used to create outstanding backyard bird images. This book also offers ideas and examples of ways to exhibit your photography, including step-by-step instructions for a variety of fun, easy projects for the do-it-yourselfer. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography contains a collection of beautiful, detailed images that illustrate the important aspects of creating stunning photographs of the birds right in your backyard.
Photographing birds: art and techniques.Artist/Author: Sisson, Mark.
Birds are one of the most challenging animals to photograph, and bird photography can test even modern high-specification cameras to their limits. This practical book guides you through both how to understand your camera and how to develop your own style and approach. With technical, practical and creative insights throughout, it also emphasises the importance of fieldcraft and understanding your subject.
Nests: fifty nests and the birds that built them.Artist/Author: Beals, Sharon.
This lovely volume of Sharon Beals photographs of birds’ nests is a treasure for birders and bird-lovers, and for anyone fascinated by the intricacy and wonder of the natural world. Photographed at the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, the nests in these images rise up luminously from deep black backgrounds, highlighting their rare beauty and astonishing detail.
The handbook of bird photography.Artist/Author: Varesvuo, Markus et al.
Brings together the knowledge, talent, and experience of three professional wildlife photographers into one beautifully illustrated volume. Written in a manner that is easy to understand, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories showcasing photographs for which they have received awards in major international wildlife photo competitions. In this book, you’ll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including equipment, shooting techniques, bird behaviour, and how to attract birds. Details the best sites for finding and photographing birds and you’ll also learn how to show, share, promote, and sell your photographs. Bird photography is a brilliant way to spend your free time, and for some it’s a career. This book helps beginners get the hang of things quickly and accurately, and offers field-specific expertise for more experienced photographers.
Creative Bird PhotographyArtist/Author: Coster, Bill.
This beautifully illustrated, inspirational guide to bird photography is packed with practical advice presented in author Bill Coster’s informative but accessible writing style. It takes a fresh approach to the subject, breaking it up into specific aspects of birds’ lives such as eating and drinking, courtship, flight and carrying out other day-to-day activities, with examples demonstrating particular points and approaches. Fascinating anecdotes about Bill’s encounters with the birds featured bring his experiences to life. Each shot is accompanied by detailed technical data, as well as information on locations and other issues that need to be tackled in order to achieve the perfect shot. There are also up-to-date sections on bird photography basics, including equipment and storage of digital images.
Fascinating birds.Artist/Author: Varesvuo, Markus.
Having photographed birds for over 20 years, Markus Varesvuo presents the reader with his 100 favourite species and his beautiful photographs of them in the wild. Markus has selected the very best images from the thousands he has taken over the decades, and in the accompanying text he explains why each bird is special and to what lengths he had to go to obtain some photographs. Species covered range from the spectacular Golden Eagle that adorns the front cover through more familiar wildfowl and garden birds to eye-catching owls and exotic bee-eaters. The book is a celebration of birds that is sure to captivate any bird lover or wildlife photography enthusiast.
Earthflight: breathtaking photographs from a bird’s-eye view of the world.Artist/Author: Downer, John.
With cutting-edge technology offering a never-before-seen experience of the flight of birds, this breathtaking collection allows you to take to the skies. With a wealth of images accompanying the major 6-part BBC series, this book quite literally provides a bird’s-eye view of some of the most stunning phenomena that nature has to offer. From tussling with Great White Sharks to evading tornadoes in the Grand Canyon, the book follows the migratory routes of a host of birds across the globe. With over 170 striking photographs of amazing natural beauty taken from an entirely new perspective, we have a front-row seat to thrilling action and epic landscapes at 9,000 feet over earth and sea. Beautifully packaged and with detailed insights taking you even further into a newly accessible world, this definitive guide offers a unique and awe-inspiring glimpse of natural flight.