Dave Jackson | the Internet Bird Collection
I made the transition from still photography to video in June 1995 on the day Canon released their first 20x magnification camcorder. Armed with this new camcorder and a 5x converter I drove overnight to Scotland where a King Eider became the first of many rare birds to be captured on film.
Three months later my interests in rare birds took me to Suffolk where a North American vagrant, a Red-eyed Vireo gave me the idea of a name for my amateur film making – Red-eyed Video Productions.
I have produced videos of rare and scarce birds in my adopted county, Northamptonshire, since 1995 and regularly travel abroad with the Northants Bird Club & independently making DVDs of the trips which I present to other bird clubs and societies. These include Morocco, The Gambia, South Africa and Panama.
Recently my interests have swayed back to DSLR photography after relative success in local photographic competitions and I currently use a Canon 7D Mark II with a 400mm 5.6L lens and a Canon EOS R plus 100-400L for most of my bird photography.
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