Our relatively recent passion for birds can be attributed to two factors. The first is a personal misfortune that led us to birding, which you can read here. The second is photography, which allows us a glimpse into the elusive world of birds by enabling us to capture incredible detail that we would never be able to see with our naked eye.
Birds are stunningly beautiful but they tend to be very small and difficult to see. They are often well hidden in trees or grass and are of course, very “flighty” (obviously), never staying in one spot very long. A good pair of binoculars are a must for birding but even with binoculars you can only watch the bird as long as it chooses to stay in that particular spot. A beautiful bird in an amazing setting may have only last a second or two but with photography we can permanently capture its beauty and appreciate it long after the fleeting moment has passed.
Bird photography has proved to be some of the most challenging photography we’ve encountered thus far. It requires incredible patience for the right moment and very fast reaction time and skill to capture the image.
StaderArt Birds was created to share our images with all who enjoy birds. But more importantly, we hope to inspire interest in birds with new people who have not previously had a connection to our avian friends and cultivate an interest in conserving them.
We hope you enjoy these special moments in time when time stands still.