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If you're looking for a compact but comprehensive guide to capturing images of our fine-feathered friends, David Tipling's The Bird Photography Field Guide: The essential handbook for capturing birds with your digital SLR from Focal Press is the book for you. This 192-page paperback volume describes the DSLR cameras, lenses, and other necessary and recommended equipment for birding, as well as specialized field techniques, ways of manipulating and enhancing images, and tips for getting published.
Author David Tipling provides clear, easy-to-follow advice and instructs you in each stage of the digital photography process, showing you that while having the right equipment is an essential component of bird photography, it's really only half the battle. He presents the best techniques for approaching birds and discusses various tips, including how to use blinds to get better images. Whether you're headed into the backyard or the wild, tuck this portable guide into your jacket pocket or camera bag and you'll be armed with the knowledge and tips you need to capture the sharpest, most stunning photos possible.
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About the Author
One of the world's top wildlife photographers, David Tipling has earned many awards for his distinctive imagery--including International Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2003 and European Nature Photographer of the Year in 2001 for his documentary coverage of Emperor Penguins. Birds Illustrated magazine has praised Tipling for being one of the leaders in the movement to gain widespread acceptance of bird photographs as true works of art.