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Secrets of backyard bird photography
Hansen, J. Chris, author.
Personal Author:
1st edition.
Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, CA : Rocky Nook Inc., 2014.
Physical Description:
ix, 117 pages : colored illustrations ; 22 cm
The best camera and equipment -- The basics of attracting birds -- A few tricks of the trade -- The use of blinds -- How to capture the best bird images -- Photographing hummingbirds -- Beyond the backyard -- Showing your bird photography -- DIY projects.
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Orchard Park Library TR729.B5 H36 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Photographing birds in your backyard is a convenient, rewarding, and addictive adventure. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography is a guide to that pursuit. In this book, author and wildlife photographer J. Chris Hansen teaches techniques for creating professional-quality images of the subjects right in your yard.

This book covers all aspects of backyard bird photography, including the best camera equipment to use and the basics of attracting birds using bird feeders, perches, backgrounds, and photo blinds. You'll learn about the common camera settings and composition styles used to create outstanding backyard bird images.

This book also offers ideas and examples of ways to exhibit your photography, including step-by-step instructions for a variety of fun, easy projects for the do-it-yourselfer. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography contains a collection of beautiful, detailed images that illustrate the important aspects of creating stunning photographs of the birds right in your backyard.

Author Notes

J. Chris Hansen is a wildlife and nature photographer who lives and works in the redwoods of Northern California in the United States. His images have been published in numerous outdoor magazines, including Mule Deer and California Hunter . He has a passion for bird photography and can often be found photographing in his backyard.

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