Creating Bird Photography Camera Settings

Nikon Coolpix p900 is a Super Zoom Bridge Camera
My Birding Camera: Nikon Coolpix p900 is a Super Zoom Bridge Camera

Want to set up your own bird photography default camera settings? Even if you have a different camera, the settings in this post should give you ideas for setting it up to work best for you.

In my post the other day, Backyard Bird Photos: Basic Tips, I mentioned that I wasn’t happy with the automatic Bird Watching mode of my Nikon Coolpix p900. Instead, I created my own group of default settings for bird photography. If your camera lets you set things like ISO, focus and metering options, aperture or shutter speed settings, etc., you can probably tweak them to improve your bird photos too.

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Vortex Optics Binocular Harness Review

Vortex Optics Binoculars Harness
Vortex Optics Binoculars Harness

One of my most essential birding tools is my Vortex Optics Binoculars Harness. If you spend long periods of time wearing binoculars, you have probably experienced one of the banes of bird watching: a sore neck. Even binoculars that seem light at first, can be a surprising drag on your neck after a while. And that takes some of the fun out of birding. The solution? A harness for your binoculars. It is a simple inexpensive fix that will save you years of sore necks!

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Backyard Bird Photo Tips

Carolina Wren at the Bird Feeder
(Carolina Wren at the Bird Feeder)

Need some tips for photographing backyard birds? Birds are wonderfully photogenic and endlessly fascinating. If you enjoy bird watching, sooner or later you will want to photograph them. For many of us, bird photography becomes an integral part of birding. But it can be a challenge. Birds go about their business and don’t always sit still for a picture. Here is what I’ve learned photographing birds in my back yard.

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