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Lessons from a Photo Big Day

If you’re looking for advice on which Canon SLR camera setup to take birding with you, look no further than “Lessons From a Photo Big Day“. This article by Scott Whittle and Tom Stephenson relays what they learned about which gear worked best while running a photo big day. While you may have no desire to ever participate in a photo big day, you may still benefit from their recommendations. They needed gear that was not too big and that was easy to move around quickly with, as they piled in and out of the car and sprinted down trails, but they also needed equipment that yielded nice photos. That sounds like just what I want. Simply click here to read the article.

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Do you have advice to share regarding which camera setup works best for you when actively birding? Questions for the authors? Please leave them in the comment section, below.

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Michael Retter
Michael L. P. Retter is the editor of the ABA's newest magazine, Birder's Guide. He also wears his ABA cap while working as a Technical Reviewer for Birding magazine. When not at home, Michael is often leading tours in Middle America (Mexico through Panama). He currently lives with his fiancé, Matt, in Fort Worth, Texas. In his fleeting free time there, he pursues interests in horticulture (especially orchids), music, cooking, and numismatics. Michael also runs GBNA, the continent's informal club and email list for LGBT birders.
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