August 12

Fotography Friday with Nico and Sandy Horne


Here is the Fotography Friday conversation that Grant and Nicolas Rakotopare had with Sandy Horne, recounting her introduction to photography, and bird photography in particular.

The photographs discussed are on this webpage and also check out Sandy's Flickr albums

Follow Sandy on Twitter @SandyHorne61

Don't forget to have a look at Nico's pics...

You can find some really lovely shots from Nicolas on his website, not limited to his work with birds at

Follow Nicolas on Twitter - @le_rako

And still more great images from Nicolas on Instagram @lerako

Follow along with the images we reference during the conversation.

Sandy at Gluepot Reserve

Sandy's setup for Bird Photography


Canon R6 camera body

EFS 55-250mm f/4 5.6 IS II lens (I started birding with this crappy lens back in about 2014)

Canon EFS 55-250 lens

I occasionally use a Canon 2x extender


Canon RP camera body

Canon EOS RP Body

Canon EF100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM wide-angle lens


Canon 7D mk II camera body

Canon EOS 7D MkII body

Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM super telephoto lens (this has served me well for years - a brilliant lens)

Canon EOS-1 + EF Super Telephoto Lens as observation decks in Hong Kong


Canon 600D camera body

Canon EOS 600D body

EFS 18-55mm IS II lens

EFS 55-250mm f/4 5.6 IS II lens (I started birding with this crappy lens back in about 2014)

tips for bird photography

what camera for bird photography does Sandy use?

bird photography competition

Camping in the car at Gluepot Reserve

Emu family caught on the camera trap

Have a look at Sandy's favourite pic album on Flickr here

Watch the conversation


Bird Photography, Birding and Birdwatching, Gluepot Reserve, Nature Photography, Nicolas Rakotopare, Sandy Horne, wildlife photography

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