AFRICAN BIRDLIFE | Making Memories


Bird photography is a tonic for my soul and the photographs I take form part of a memory bank of special people, places and occasions. Seven years ago I started taking my photography more seriously, using my wife’s 400D and 18–55mm lens. The birds I managed to photograph were incredibly small in the frame and the images included more of the environment than the bird. At first I paid attention to how close I could get to the birds, then I progressed to flight and action images, followed by the desire to capture a special moment with a narrative. Ironically, it appears that I have now gone full circle and reverted to wanting to capture birds in their habitat – small-in-the-frame shots that give context and tell a story at the same time.