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This is a work in progress and I would point out now that I am only an amateur, but I do enjoy photographing wildlife! I am using digital cameras, and have recently upgraded to the Canon 30D camera and a couple of new lenses, so I hope to be posting some better photos in the future. There is also a section devoted to my early attempts at digiscoping, a technique using a digital camera with a spotting scope to get close-up shots of birds, without the need for extremely long telephoto lenses.

All images are copyright of Helen Baines - please contact
me
if you wish to use any of my photos.

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I began using an Olympus digital camera in 2001, to take photos of birds, butterflies, mammals and flowers, but then purchased the Nikon CoolPix 4500 in 2002, to try out "digiscoping", using the Nikon and a Swarovski AT80HD spotting scope to get close-ups of birds. It is a good 4 megapixel digital camera useful for macro and scenic photography, too. However, I found that digiscoping has it's limitations, and so I decided to get a digital SLR camera and began with  the Canon EOS Digital Rebel (300D), which I loved.  After a couple of years I changed out the 75-300mm zoom lens for the Canon EF 70-300 f/4.0-5.6 IS USM, which incorporates an image stabilizer and gives much better results.  After 3 years, I decided it was time to upgrade again, and I now have the Canon 30D, which is a more powerful DSLR.

I am keeping this website strictly for photography, so if you want to browse my Birding Website click here. It contains trip reports and pages on my local birds, such as Purple Martins, Mississippi Kites and hummingbirds like the one one pictured above, which was digiscoped in a tree in my backyard in November 2002.
Welcome to my Nature
Photography Website
I began using an Olympus digital camera in 2001, to take photos of birds, butterflies, mammals and flowers, but then purchased the Nikon CoolPix 4500 in 2002, to try out "digiscoping", using the Nikon and a Swarovski AT80HD spotting scope to get close-ups of birds. It is a good 4 megapixel digital camera useful for macro and scenic photography, too. However, I found that digiscoping has it's limitations, and so I decided to get a digital SLR camera and began with  the Canon EOS Digital Rebel (300D), which I loved.  After a couple of years I changed out the 75-300mm zoom lens for the Canon EF 70-300 f/4.0-5.6 IS USM, which incorporates an image stabilizer and gives much better results.  After 3 years, I decided it was time to upgrade again, and I now have the Canon 30D, which is a more powerful DSLR.

I am keeping this website strictly for photography, so if you want to browse my Birding Website click here. It contains trip reports and pages on my local birds, such as Purple Martins, Mississippi Kites and hummingbirds like the one one pictured above, which was digiscoped in a tree in my backyard in November 2002.
This is a work in progress and I would point out now that I am only an amateur, but I do enjoy photographing wildlife! I am using digital cameras, and have recently upgraded to the Canon 30D camera and a couple of new lenses, so I hope to be posting some better photos in the future. There is also a section devoted to my early attempts at digiscoping, a technique using a digital camera with a spotting scope to get close-up shots of birds, without the need for extremely long telephoto lenses.

All images are copyright of Helen Baines - please contact
me
if you wish to use any of my photos.

Don't forget to sign the guestbook!

This page was last updated on: January 19, 2007

Digiscoped shot of a male Rufous Hummingbird (immature)
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