Video Workshop – Lenses For Bird Photography

Grab a drink and a snack as this video on lenses using Canon gear is 2 hours long!  But there is an amazing amount of information here and the instructor has some gorgeous award-winning bird photos!

Towards the end of the video, around 1:50 he talks about traveling with all those heavy lenses on planes.   He has a different kind of vest which serves a similar function to my Scottevests.

Lodge Review: Captain Cook Caravan Park

Captain Cook Caravan Park has something for everyone whether you just need space for a tent or caravan or want to relax in a fully equipped cabin.  Prices are pretty good so we went for the cabins and really enjoyed them!  Of course the biggest draw was the fact that Captain Cook’s is known for having Swift Parrots hanging around the grounds!


There’s a good variety of cabins, some have 1 or 2 bedrooms, some have full kitchens and some have views of the beach.IMG_7610 IMG_7601 IMG_7609 IMG_7584

Kitchen and dining areaIMG_7585

Master bedroomIMG_7586

Extra bedroom with bunk bedsIMG_7587

BathroomIMG_7588Green Rosella near our cabin


Swift Parrot flying swiftly through the grounds.


Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor)

The Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) breeds in Tasmania and migrates north to south eastern Australia from Griffith-Warialda in New South Wales and west to Adelaide in the winter. It is related to the rosellas, with the feeding habits of a lorikeet. It is the only member in the genus Lathamus.  The Swift Parrot is endangered with only about 1000 pairs remaining in the wild, and its population is declining.  They do live up to their name and were too swift for me to get a good shot on Bruny Island so I have to use the Wikipedia photo.