From an abstract photo of a king penguin—zoomed in so close that it becomes a geometric form of tiny feathers—to action images like a kittiwake in the instant after plucking a herring from the water, or bird portraits like two puffins seemingly in animated conversation, British wildlife photographer Bill Coster here shares his methods for capturing birds on camera. He explains how to catch distinctive aspects of bird activity—eating and drinking, courtship, and particularly flight—as well as how to creatively use lighting and composition. Each example includes detailed technical data, information about locations, and advice on overcoming challenges to achieve a perfect shot.
"All working and wannabe bird photographers will benefit from Bill Coster's Creative Bird Photography.... While the photos are enough to make us get off the couch and run outside with our camera, it's the text that makes this such a valuable book."—New Scientist