Brazil, Amazon - Birds

by Sutha Siva August. 30, 2020 170 views

The richness of bird life on the Amazon is simply stunning. I was surprised by the range of large birds, as had wrongly assumed that they would not be prolific as access to prey will be limited.

As we were travelling around Brazil and using all forms of transport, decided to travel light and only take the mirrorless (Fujifilm X-Pro 1) and the Fuji XF55-200mm. The combination isn't the most responsive for photographing birdlife. Non the less, as the adage goes, the best camera is the one to hand.

Hence these photos are not the sharpest or the closest.

Yellow-billed Tern

Yellow-billed Tern

Hoatzin

Hoatzin

Cocoi Heron and Great Egret

Cocoi Heron and Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Cocoi Heron

Cocoi Heron

Amazon Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher

Sand-coloured Nighthawk

Sand-coloured Nighthawk

Wattled Jacana

Wattled Jacana

Tui Parakeet

Tui Parakeet

Smooth-billed Ani

Smooth-billed Ani

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

Roadside Hawk

Roadside Hawk

Capped Heron

Capped Heron

Chestnut-eared Aracari

Chestnut-eared Aracari

Yellow-rumped Cacique

Yellow-rumped Cacique

Yellow-headed Caracara

Yellow-headed Caracara

Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck

Ringed Kingfisher

Ringed Kingfisher

Black-collared Hawk

Black-collared Hawk

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Three-striped Flycather

Three-striped Flycather

Striated Heron

Striated Heron

Red-capped Cardinal

Red-capped Cardinal

Orange-backed Troupial

Orange-backed Troupial

Great Egret

Great Egret

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Jeff Damron 8 months ago

These are wonderful bird pictures.  I struggled just this morning with my Fuji gear (X-T1 and the 55-200mm zoom) trying to get some pictures of local birds.  I find it requires some degree of cropping with practically every picture.  But after more than 40 years as a photo hobbyst, I was only recently bitten by the bird photography bug, and am not willing to spring for the much more expensive longer lens.  Not yet, at least.

8 months ago Edited
Sutha Siva Replied to Jeff Damron 8 months ago

Not too dissimilar to where I was. Having got a longer lens for my Nikon (which is a more responsive body), have to say made a world of difference. Mind you it's a burden to carry in terms of weight and bulk.

8 months ago Edited
Jeff Damron Replied to Sutha Siva 8 months ago

Seems every choice in photography involves a trade-off. smile

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