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Bird Photographer of the Year, Collection 3Artist/Author: Packham, Chris (Foreword by)
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.
Bird Photographer of the Year, Collection 3 includes the winning and short-listed images from the competition, now in its third 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 Bird Photographer of the Year, Collection 3 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.
Finches of AustraliaArtist/Author: Roberts, Col
Col Roberts is regarded as one of the world’s leading landscape, fishing and bird photographers. He has limited the amount of text in this beautiful coffee table book, preferring to write his own field observations. This is the most comprehensive collection of Australian finch photos ever recorded. Col has captured interesting behavioural images which take many forms including birds in flight, courting, mating, nesting and feeding. With more than 400 photographs it covers every species and sub-species.
The task of travelling around Australia seeking out the various species has at times been arduous and often involved sitting in a hide in stifling and oppressive conditions to capture never-before-seen images of finches and their behaviour. It is estimated that this involved over 2500 hours of field study. The result is a testament to his skill and love of bird photography.
Winter BirdsArtist/Author: Jonsson, Lars
In this stunning book, Lars Jonsson celebrates and explores the beauty of the birds that surround him during the Swedish winter months. Inspired by the desolate, wintry landscapes, the dazzling light and the stark contract of colours he observes against the snow, Jonsson has created an unparalleled collection of art.
Jonsson illustrates each bird in his classic style, and his text provides information on their behaviour and insights into how to identify them as he shares personal observations as both an artist and ornithologist. This unique combination offers an intimate and compelling opportunity to better understand the method behind one of the world’s preeminent bird artists.
Owls in the Wild: A Visual EssayArtist/Author: Palmer, Rob
Explore the amazing world of owls as they fly, hunt, rest, and care for their young .
Photographer Rob Palmer has a passion for birds of prey and has traveled the world in pursuit of images that capture their amazing beauty and behaviors as the go about their lives in their natural environment. In this book, he has collected nearly two-hundred of his favourite shots, showcasing a wide array of species, locations, seasons, and activities. From grown owls in flight to youngsters hamming it up in the nest, you’ll enjoy a virtual tour of the lives of these mesmerising birds. Palmer also provides explanatory text to help you identify the species, appreciate the behaviours, and understand what it takes to get shots like these. Whether you are an owl lover or an aspiring bird photographer, you’ll love this book!
Glimpses of Australian Birdlife (Hard cover)Artist/Author: Slater, Peter, Sally Elmer and Raoul Slater.
The authors have selected their favourite photographs of Australian birds, taken over the past 65 years, some with primitive and clumsy equipment and others with the latest digital cameras, accompanied by observations and anecdotes.
Some of the birds in this beautifully photographed book include:
Observations of wildlife.Artist/Author: Scott, Peter.
Peter Scott, founder of the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT), is one of the most influential figures in conservation history, but much of his enthusiasm for wildlife was most visible through his paintings of nature. This book showcases a colourful collection of some of his finest pieces of artistry, drawing from forty years of his life. Scott’s work both as a conservationist and artist has achieved international acclaim and inspired generations, and his two passions are elaborated in detail in this book. First published in 1980, this book features high quality reproductions of his artwork, including paintings, drawings and fascinating pages from his notebooks and diaries. The text describes Scott’s career, working methods as an artist, global travels and his commitment and concerns about nature – issues that are still just as significant in today’s environment.
Architecture by birds and insects.Artist/Author: Bates, John and James H. Boone.
Birds and insects are nature’s premier architects, using a dizzying array of talents to build functional homes in which to live, reproduce, and care for their young. Recycling sticks, branches, grass, and mud to construct their shelters, they are undoubtedly the originators of “green architecture.” A visual celebration of these natural feats of engineering and ingenuity, this book allows readers a peek inside a wide range of nests, offering a rare opportunity to get a sense of the materials and methods used to build them. Inspired by the vast nest collection at the Field Museum, Chicago, which features specimens gathered throughout North and South America, Peggy Macnamara’s paintings are enhanced by text written by museum curators. This narrative provides a foundation in natural history for each painting, as well as fascinating anecdotes about the nests and their builders.
Drawing birds.Artist/Author: Busby, John.
This is a fully revised and updated new version of a popular RSPB handbook to the art and joy of drawing birds. John Busby beautifully conveys his own remarkable ability to capture the grace and motion of living birds, illustrating his ideas and suggestions with many examples of his own work. He also uses illustrations from over 45 other talented bird artists to demonstrate a variety of principles and techniques. The text covers a wealth of topics, including choice of media, sketching from life, composition and different ways of interpreting the subject matter.
Birds and light: the art of Lars Jonsson.Artist/Author: Jonsson, Lars.
This book is part autobiography and part exploration of technical method, and is a celebration of birds, wildlife and wild places. It is illustrated throughout with sumptuously reproduced artwork, including pages from his earliest sketchbooks, examples of his identification plates, through to the development and completion of finished canvases.
Towards the sea.Artist/Author: Greenhalf, Robert.
Towards the sea is a record of Robert Greenhalf’s encounters with wildlife throughout the year in his home area of Romney Marsh in south-east England, and on visits to the north Norfolk coast and Bardsey Island in north Wales. It contains a wealth of drawings, watercolour sketches and finished paintings, interspersed with diary extracts and short essays describing the pleasures and problems of working in the field.
Baby bird portraits by George Miksch Sutton: watercolors in the Field Museum.Artist/Author: Johnsgard, Paul A.
35 paintings of downy chicks, nestlings and fledglings painted from life by Sutton.