We are not really into bird watching or bird photography at all, but from time to time we do get the opportunity to take some photographs of birds. It’s not that we don’t like birds, we actually do, but we simply don’t find it very stimulating from a photography point of view – but that is purely a personal preference, there are many photographers that do love it, and many excel at it – we don’t 🙂
However, that does not mean that we never have any fun with it, we actually enjoy it on the rare occasion that we do get round to it, and here are only some of the images that we have taken.
Not all images shot at Lamberts bay had birds as the centre of attraction, the next image is of a boat anchored just outside the harbour with birds flying around it at early morning.
Meanwhile, an argument broke out right behind me on the harbour wall :
Not far away from home is another bird sanctuary called Intaka Island which is very popular with bird-watchers and photographers alike, but during a quick visit one recent Saturday morning we did not have much luck finding gorgeous birds….
… but some of us looked the part!
The one advantage of not being seriously involved in bird (or wildlife) photography is that we save a considerable amount of money by not having to buy expensive telephoto lenses. Like Ian remarked while we were at Intaka Island after seeing some serious lenses being hauled around by some obviously serious photographers – “I feel intimidated by all these huge and clearly expensive lenses, and I’m not even a photographer or have a camera!”
Finally, a few more images :
Last but not least – no set of bird photo’s will be complete without at least one showing Jaunine chasing some unsuspecting seagull !