People are sometimes curious why I bother with bird photography. It certainly seems like a hassle, getting up at the crack of dawn, hauling all that gear in the cold. I do it for a couple of reasons:
- There is beauty in everything and birds (and wildlife) are no different, hence its worth photographing
- I find it very relaxing. Its great to spend a couple of hours with very few people just waiting for a bird to return to a particular spot or look in a particular direction. It has a Zen quality to it.
Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 500mm f/4 + 1.4x TC (700mm equiv.), f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 800.