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Thread started 27 Jul 2010 (Tuesday) 08:32
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Jul 27, 2010 08:32 |  #1

I've just finished writing a fairly exhaustive online instructional manual for bird photography, if anyone is interested:

http://www.DigitalBird​Photography.com (external link)

The book covers equipment issues, field techniques, postprocessing, and distribution. The printed version is over 800 pages.

The online version is entirely free, and there are no advertisements or pop-up windows. I'm working on putting together a downloadable PDF, but for now it's HTML-only.

Please let me know if you find any errors---I'm sure there must be a few. Anyone who reports a nontrivial error will be listed in the acknowledgements after the next update. (Direct email is best, since I don't visit here often: I can be reached at bmajoros@duke.edu (external link)).

Many thanks,

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Jul 27, 2010 15:20 |  #2

Wow. Quite an undertaking. This is gonna take some time to review.


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Aug 01, 2010 00:42 |  #3

This is quite an accomplishment, congrats....


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Aug 01, 2010 12:03 |  #4

Have only begun perusing that tome - great job!


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Aug 02, 2010 18:17 |  #5

OMG... that is long... but quite informative!

thanks!


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Aug 03, 2010 12:14 as a reply to  @ kinghong1970's post |  #6

Congratulations on such an effort and all the best.

Thanks




  
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Aug 04, 2010 08:49 |  #7

Wow!! I sure wish I had something like this when I was starting out.


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Aug 05, 2010 07:58 as a reply to  @ Larry Weinman's post |  #8

This is a must read for any bird photographer!!!!

I have been browsing this off and on for about a month or more.
The information is incredible and the images help to visualize what is being discussed.

I am sure novice or expert alike can find something useful in this book.

I can't say enough about this book!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing :D


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Aug 05, 2010 08:31 as a reply to  @ MakeMeShutter's post |  #9

Congratulations.

I'm not into bird photography (yet) but I will (try to) read this all!


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Aug 05, 2010 08:43 |  #10

That's fantastic, I bookmarked it and will refer back to it many times.........


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Aug 06, 2010 15:34 |  #11

Very nice ... well done. Thanks you


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Aug 07, 2010 17:32 |  #12

This is FANTASTIC!!! I like it.




  
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Aug 07, 2010 18:20 |  #13

Wow, what an undertaking....congrat​ulations on a job well done


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Aug 09, 2010 11:25 as a reply to  @ DarenM's post |  #14

Congratulations on a superb production.
A mine of information, clearly explained and presented.
Wonderful!
Eugene


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Aug 11, 2010 05:22 |  #15

I have been browsing your book a bit and it is really awesome. Have bookmarked it. Thank you for all the work you put in and congratulations on a great achievement!


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