Hi, Laura Meyers here. Started this blog April 15, 2009.
I have become really interested in taking pictures of birds and butterflies and other small wonders of nature. At first I thought it would be a great way to get up to speed with my then new digital camera to go birding with my sister and brother-in-law who are avid birders. Neal and Betty would point out the bird and I did my best to capture it. While working on the pictures in photoshop, I started to really see the birds and get to know them in sharp detail and developed a deep awe for these wondrous creatures. After a few years and many camera and lens upgrades, I am still fascinated with taking pictures and learning as much as I can about birds as well as developing my photo techniques to capture them as I see them.
I am currently using a CANON EOS 7D with the CANON 4.5-5.6 100-400mm zoom lens and the Canon 580EXII flash. I bring my pictures into Adobe Lightroom and finish them off in Photoshop. I have been putting together slide presentations using Photodex Producer, another really cool program. Just started using a video camera that I had not picked up in years – the SONYDCR-TRV900 – to capture some video of bird behavior and who knows what else.
I live in Manhattan in the East Village. On the weekends, I travel to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve, The New York Botanical Gardens and recently Central Park. I still often meet Neal and Betty in Prospect Park where they go birding regularly.