About my bird images
Most images on my site are of wild birds photographed in their natural environment. Accompanied by friend and photographer, Penny Geard, I generally spend one or two days a week walking in the Channel and Huon districts of Southern Tasmania.
Ethical and responsible field practices are of paramount concern to both Penny and myself. The welfare of the birds and their environment comes first.
No images have been set up or taken using attractants, such as food or sound, to lure the subject. We do not use or agree with the use of call playback, as we believe it interferes with a bird’s natural protective instincts and causes unnecessary confusion and stress. No animal should ever be made to suffer for the sake of a photograph.
In taking our photographs, we do not stay fixed in one position for lengthy periods and we use long focal length lenses so as not to stress our subjects by getting too close.
We are dedicated to the protection and conservation of birds and the environment. In addition to our photography, we are involved in counting and monitoring the endangered Forty-spotted Pardalote and other environmental causes.
Print content and quality
The website images are made directly from my print files, so I can assure you that the content of the image you purchase is exactly what you’ve seen online – minus the watermark, plus my handwritten signature.
The materials used in creating my prints are of standards used in fine-art type work. Firstly, my photographs are printed with pigmented inks and secondly, they are printed on 100% cotton rag paper. The combination of these materials achieves prints of archival-quality, termed Giclee prints.
I print with EPSON UltraChrome K3 Pigment inks on Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm. Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper.
Print delivery and framing
All prints are shipped in a protective, archival sleeve. These protective sleeves are perfectly clear, therefore the print can be examined without the risk of damaging the print surface through handling.
Please handle your photograph as fine art: store it flat, in its clear, protective sleeve, until it is framed. Frame with acid-free matt and UV-protected glass.
When the print is removed from its protective sleeve for framing, it should only be handled by the white border and preferably with white cotton gloves, as typically used by photographers and framers.
Thank you for your interest in my work.
Your can find Penny’s photography at: Penny Geard Photography