These are exquisite!
The diversity of the birds is astonishing!
How much of an effort and enterprise is it to collect such pictures.
Does it require a lot of planning and finding sightings from local birding groups or are these just there to see!
WS the USA once as visually rich in bird species?
So it’s a devoted mega effort, that pays off so well!!!Thank you Asher!
Bird photography has me going to places that business & pleasure would never have me visiting.
I travel by land, air and sea!
Members of birding groups help narrow down the locations and provide pointers for logistical support for local bird guides that charge $20/day.
I prefer to just make friends with people in the know and avoid the bird-centric politics that some orgs appear to create out of thin air.
After all why spend a fortune in EF L lenses and flagship EF bodies to hurl 🐒💩 at each other over things you never heard about or much less believe in in prior to purchasing the first lens?
Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr