2017 Digital Open

2017 Digital Open: Gold Medal
Deborah Martin

Barbary Dove

Barbary Dove by Deborah Martin

The challenge with bird photography is that they frequently move, are usually acutely aware of the photographer and like to sit in low light conditions or in distracting backgrounds. Bird photography requires many factors but my favourites are patience, perseverance, practice, passion and just being in the right place at the right time.
The attraction of bird photography is that each bird has a story to tell. Sometimes the story evolves in an unexpected way. The trick is to capture the unexpected and then present it so that the viewer is transported into the bird's world.