I started bird photography in October 2000 using a very old Yashica body (thanks mother!) and a sturdy Russian 300mm lens. About a year later I upgraded my gear to an analog Minolta body with Sigma 400mm lens. A cheap but "indestructible" 5 megapixel digital camera was used for digiscoping and yielded some very nice pictures for a couple of years. In 2007 I got myself a Sony Alpha DSLR that was compatible with my Sigma 400mm. Digital images were not that crisp and a year later I switched to a Sigma 70-300mm F4-5,6 APO DG lens. Now I am using a Canon EOS 40D and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM. I got this serious set of equipement only recently (April 2011) and it was one of the reasons for opening this photo gallery.
Dušan is founder and webmaster of AvesEcuador.com: an interactive birding website with the latest bird observations and birding news from Ecuador. To view his recent publications and more go to Curriculum Vitae.