birding-aus Bird photography

To: "Peter Waanders" <>
Subject: birding-aus Bird photography
From: "John Walter" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:18:31 +1000
Hi Peter,
Yes I did expect some flack from my RFI. And yes for that reason I was a
bit reluctant to post my message. However in defence of bird photographers
of which I have been one myself. And yes some photographers have done the
wrong thing in the past,  but not all people are from the same mould, and
in my experience of today's photographers they are generally much more
sensitive to the birds needs. The same accusations levelled at
photographers about disturbing nesting birds could also be directed at a
number of other people including those who are involved in detailed
scientific study let alone your average bird watcher. 
Perhaps my message could have been better worded. the reason for it was
really to see if I could get a reply from someone living in the area,
mainly to be able to gauge when the most activity was occurring. If birds
are nesting it is easier to position yourself for a photo well away from
any nest because birds tend to take the same track to the nest. In my
experience you will give minimum disturbance and obtain much more natural
Photography is just another way that we can learn more about bird biology
and provide images to encourage the public to regard birds as something of
beauty to conserve. Just as Pelagic trips are turning up species, which are
causing all the latest controversy on birding-aus between the for and
against reporting camps, so bird photography has it adherents and
detractors, but we all have our own point of view.
Cheers John.
John & Ruth Walter,
PO Box180,
Australia 4356.
Phone 07 4693 1487
Fax 07 4693 1469
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