Nature photographer captures up to five bird species on a Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens

Jan 27, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present. You can follow his work on 500px, IG, and Flickr, and get his tutorials here.

Nature photographer captures up to five bird species on a Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens

Jan 27, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present. You can follow his work on 500px, IG, and Flickr, and get his tutorials here.

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Itamar Campos is a Brazilian landscape and nature photographer whose “birds sitting on long lens” images have caused marvel among his peers and photographers in general.

The bird images are captured inside the Atlantic Forest which is 70km outside the city Curitiba, where Itamar resides. The city is located in the Parana state in the southern parts of Brazil.

Itamar tells DIYP that it is only during the coldest winter days that he heads out for bird photography. His secret spot is a small ranch in the middle of the Atlantic Forest. Eight hours of bird watching may result in as much as 2,000 to 3,000 images, but, according to Itamar, only 10 to 15 of them yield a satisfying result. A great image with which he is happy equals a good composition and a variety of birds on and around the Canon 400mm lens. How he manages to have up to five bird species in the frame is Itamar’s well-kept secret.

Due to rising winter temperatures in Brazil the past years it has become increasingly difficult to shoot the kind of bird images in which Itamar has made a specialty.

The bird images are captured with a Canon 7D and the Canon 70-200 f/4 lens. Itamar also has the Samsung NX1 and Samsung NX500 cameras coupled with a Samsung NX 50-200mm f /4.0-5.6 lens.

Sometimes he can approach the birds and shoot them at only around 1,5 meters. He then often prefers a 100mm lens. Light conditions determine the settings, but a very fast shutter speed is necessary to freeze the birds.

You can find more of Itamar Campos’ images on Facebook and Instagram. All images shared with permission.

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Ole Henrik Skjelstad

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6 responses to “Nature photographer captures up to five bird species on a Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens”

  1. Robyn Aldridge Avatar
    Robyn Aldridge

    Expensive perch

    1. pincherio Avatar
      pincherio

      Anything for likes.

  2. Marciano Kluivert Avatar
    Marciano Kluivert

    Akward combination; flash and lens.

  3. ravi pratap Avatar
    ravi pratap

    Amazing and amusing!

  4. Dunja0712 Avatar
    Dunja0712

    A photographer version of Snow White cartoon. :) Beautiful!

    1. Ole Henrik Skjelstad Avatar
      Ole Henrik Skjelstad

      Agree :))