Many thanks for visiting my Photobirder website which I hope you will enjoy browsing.
Photobirder was launched in 2012 and updated in September 2017 with this version which contains mostly new images of a higher quality than those found on the original website.
The various image galleries will be found under each pull down menu above and will be continuously updated as images become available. However, several galleries are incomplete but will be added to when possible.
Species names and sequence used on Photobirder follow wherever possible iGoTerra.com.
For bird taxonomy, eBird/Clements has been chosen, although occasionally popular alternative English
names are also included in "inverted commas".
For European butterflies, Haahtela et al. Butterflies of Britain and Europe a Photographic Guide has been chosen.
For Norwegian moths, Aarvik et al. Norges Sommerfugler, håndbok over Norges dagsommerfugler og
nattsvermere (Norways Butterflies, handbook of Norwegian butterflies and moths).
For dragonflies, Dijkstra & Lewington Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe has been chosen.
In addition, Norwegian species names, if they exist, are included birds in the Nordic Birds galleries as well as Butterflies, Dragonflies and Insects galleries to help as a local language identification key.
In 2020 many Norwegian counties (fylke) have been merged and been renamed. For practical reasons the original county names have been retained for localities mentioned in Photobirder.
The Photobirder Blog is intended to be run as a parallel to the website, but it will contain more birding news
events with more documentation images and complimenting text.
The blog link is found at the bottom of each page.
All images found on this website are the copyright of the photographer but
please read the information under 'Contact' if you are interested to use any of these.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
I migrated to Norway from Bedfordshire, UK in spring 1979 to work for a year or so, but have been resident in Vestfold region (now Vestfold & Telemark) of southern Norway ever since. I have had an interest in birds and birdwatching from an early age but became more seriously involved with birding in 1969 while living in Bedfordshire UK.
Bird photography has always been an important part of my hobby, but since the introduction of digital photography, ‘photobirding’ has become the main interest. Capturing birds and other nature as a photographic image not only documents observations for later reference, but also gives a lasting visual pleasure.
Recently photographing butterflies and dragonflies has become an important alternative during the summer months.
Please also check out my social media pages, both Facebook and the recently added Flickr and Photobirder Blog.
Links to these will be found at the bottom og each page.
All images on this Photobirder website are taken with Canon equipment. With exception of the Kazakhstan gallery and a very few from other galleries, all are taken in RAW or CRAW (with Canon R5) format and processed using Adobe Lightroom program. Occasionally Adobe Photoshop has been used to enhance some images.
Camera Bodies: Camera Lenses: Diverse:
Canon EOS 5D mark III Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
Canon EOS 5D mark IV Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Canon Speedlight 580EX II
Canon EOS 7D Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Benro carbon fibre tripod
Canon EOS 7D mark II Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Wimberley WH-200 head version II
Canon EOS R5 Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM - (R5 & RF from 30th July 2021) Canon EF 24-105mm f/1:4 L IS USM