This mid cycle edition is designed to deal with aspects of the upcoming Wildlife competition.
Last Sunday I attended the wildlife excursion to Belair National park. Most of the group were out orchid hunting, but Bruce and I had a lot of fun chasing birds. Have a look at the gallery to see the results.
Several discussions arose over coffee. The rules of wildlife competitions were discussed. What is the correct ethic? No Photoshop? No evidence of the hand of man? Almost but not quite. Have a read for yourself. I have a copy of the International Federation of Photographic Art, nature and wildlife rules that have recently been adopted by the Australian Photographic Society. Mark Pedlar asked participants to refer to these rules when entering this competition.
We also discussed camera setting needed to manage a telephoto lens to take hand held bird photos . It is called “Driving a big Lens.” I struggled with this dilema and eventually wrote an article back in 2013. So rather than rewrite the article I have republished this August 2013 newsletter on the webpage for anyone who might also be struggling through this problem.
I hope these articles will prove helpful.