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RickHa

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I am 74 and I was raised by bird watchers. I had the pleasure of traveling over most of Texas, parts of Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona as a child with my birdwatcher grandmother and photographer grandfather. We went on many, many birding, camping trips. I was exposed to birds and all sorts of wildlife from an early age. I have retired from 48 years as a professional photographer. I got involved with a wildlife photo contest about 6 years ago. It has made me remember most of the things I learned about birds, and being an avid hunter has given me wildlife experience. That being said…taking wildlife photos is the hardest, most challenging thing I have ever done. It is more difficult than any hunting exposure I have ever had. I have however, brought everything I learned from hunting into the photography experience. Setting up to photograph a coyote or bobcat, at 40 feet or a ground squirrel at 10 feet takes everything I know. I am using a Canon 5D4 with a 100-400 zoom for almost everything and the contest requires no more than a 50% crop. So…you have to get close. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in bird and wildlife photography.
 

KC Foggin

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Hi there Rick and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)
We're glad you found us and please join in wherever you like. ;)
 

delia todd

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Hi Rick and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here. I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about and would love to see some of your pictures in the Gallery too.
 

RickHa

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Hi Rick and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here. I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about and would love to see some of your pictures in the Gallery too.
Nice to have your reply. I want to contribute. What are the specifications for photo submission…size, ppi, color space, etc.
 

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