About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, February 25, 2011

How to get the perfect photograph of a bird's nest

Cherry Kearton standing on his brother Richard's shoulders and taking a photograph of a bird's nest in 1890.
Cherry Kearton (1871-1940); Richard Kearton (1862-1928)

The brothers were pioneers of wildlife photography. In 1899 they published 'With Nature and a Camera' illustrated with 160 photographs. Richard went on to develop several techniques to take nature photographs including hiding in a stuffed ox in order to obtain better pictures.

With the advent of moving pictures the Kearton brothers went their separate ways and Cherry moved into the field of wildlife documentary film making.

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