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Can You Have Too Much Focus? Yes!

Take a look at the four images of a Northern Waterthrush below: As you can see, in the first shot the bird is in focus then the next two shots…

Members’ Bird Photography Showcase – 5/22/24

The warbler migration wasn’t great here this year.  Karen and I saw the most common ones, but not in large numbers, and the rarer ones like the Connecticut and Worm-eating…

Design Issues With The Canon R7

I’ve had my Canon R7 mirrorless camera for 18 months and I’ve run up against three (perhaps four) design issues that I’m concerned about.  Before getting into specifics let me…

The Middle of Nowhere

On the eighth day of our Birds and Wines of Chile and Argentina trip we left our lodging at the Salentein Winery and drove east, away from the Andes Mountains,…

Lessons from Costa Rica

Karen and I went on a private birding tour (arranged through Costa Rica Focus) for 10 days recently with birding buddies Mike, Emil, and Bonnie.  Emil and Bonnie had never…

GBP Members’ Bird Photography Showcase 5/15/24

A nice variety of pictures have been arriving here at GreatBirdPics.  Take a look at some that caught my eye: BlairBirder shared this picture of a Dunlin in breeding colors…

Cropping Question Responses

Last week I shared the following three images of a Yellow-throated Toucan, all cropped from the same original, and asked which crop looked best.  Here are the pics again: A.…

Courtship Sequence

During our Birds and Wines of Chile and Argentina tour we were driving down a busy divided four-lane highway when our guide Marcello called for our driver to pull over.…

GBP Bird Photograph of the Week 5/10/24

This pic just sang to me.  It’s a Yellow-throated Warbler warbling in a Redbud tree.  It couldn’t be any more colorful.  Thanks to Randall28 for brightening our day.   If…

Which Crop Is Best For This Pic?

While in Costa Rica recently I took this shot of a Yellow-throated Toucan, which is a large, showy bird found in Central America.  I took the same shot and cropped…

GBP Members’ Bird Photography Showcase

Some GreatBirdPics have been added to our Latest Pics page.  Here are a couple that caught my eye: Asteinmann found a male and female Lesser Goldfinch at a bird bath…
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