I´m not a bird photographer. Having said that, I do take some photos of birds.
I carry binoculars and, the majority of the time, a spotting scope, so, adding a big lens and a DSLR it would be a pain on the neck, literally. When bridge cameras became available I did find those to be perfect for my needs, the portability and the big zoom made this cameras perfect for record shots.
I own a Canon SX50 HS and, if you scroll down my blog, you will find the range of photographs it produced, some with very acceptable results. Recently, I decided to test the video option in very challenging conditions, filming seabirds from land at Cape Carvoeiro. I did film a Great skua moving south, at 50x and 60x. The video was made hand held, so I belieave a tripod with a fluid head could make it even better. I was quite amazed by the capability of this small camera in a overcast day.
If you are interestd in know more about bridge Cameras, and what they can do, check my friend Stephen Ingraham blog - Point & Shoot Nature Photographer .
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I was born in west Portugal and began birding at the age of 11. I have particular interest in bird ringing (banding), moult, seabirds and rarities. Currently I work as a guide for Birds & Nature Tours.
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