Lee’s Outdoor Photography Blog

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It is that Time of Year – Juvenile Birds

I was in Uvalde these past few days checking out the Transition Ranch and I met the wonderful owners, Dr. Sandy & Leslee Kay Hurwitz.  My purpose in traveling to the ranch was to investigate the possibility of hosting workshops at the location and possibly serving as a ranch guide.  In reality, there is so […]

Central Texas NANPA Group at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin

Yesterday I led 12 photographers from the Central Texas NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) meetup group to the Zilker Botanical Gardens on Barton Springs Road.  The focus of the trip was macro:  flowers, dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies and whatever else we could turn up.  I have found that when attempting macro photography, I am much […]

Photo Tip of the Day – Head Angle

When photographing perched birds, I do my best to wait to press the shutter until the bird’s head is slightly angled toward me.  Of course, there are other angles that can be pleasing as well; but in general, the head turned slightly towards the photographer will generally yield a much more pleasant photo. By being […]

Three Things Every Bird Photographer MUST Know (Part Two)

In my previous post, we focused on how important it is for the bird photographer to know how to quickly and efficiently select the different AF area selection modes and AF points.  In today’s post, I will discuss the benefits and uses of Aperture Priority (AV) exposure mode and Manual exposure mode and when to […]

Three Things Every Bird Photographer MUST Know (Part One)

I would say far and away one of the biggest challenges facing bird photographers is that many do not know how to use their camera body functions and controls quickly and without looking, if at all.   And the impact this will have on your ability to quickly and easily make necessary changes as light and/or […]