How to shoot birds

On Thursday 25th April Chris Tzaros will give a presentation on tips and techniques for photographing birds, at Newstead Community Centre at 7.30pm. “We are really looking forward to having Chris address our group again” said Frances Cincotta, President of Newstead Landcare Group.

Chris has maintained a strong interest in natural history since his childhood. Brought up in central Victoria, he has a particular passion for and knowledge of woodland and wetland ecosystems, particularly birds.

In 2005 Chris authored a comprehensive book on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of our local area titled, “Wildlife of the Box-Ironbark Country”.  The nature soundscape CD that comes with the book was recorded by Andrew Skeoch, a member of Newstead Landcare.

“I’m currently employed with BirdLife Australia” said Chris. “I co-coordinate a major woodland bird conservation project throughout Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania”.

Grey-crowned Babblers photographed by Chris Tzaros

Everyone is welcome to Newstead Community Centre next Thursday evening to learn how Chris gets the amazing shots that he produces. The presentation will go for about an hour and will be followed by supper. A gold coin donation from attendees helps the group cover costs.

On the following Saturday Chris Tzaros and Geoff Park will run a workshop on bird photography, but that booked out very soon after it was advertised on Geoff’s “Natural Newstead” blog.  Another talented member of Newstead Landcare, Geoff has been photographing nature and writing about it on-line since December 2008 and you can read and subscribe to this informative nature diary by clicking here.

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