Gidday my name is Geoff Jones and since Jan 2007 I have Photographed over 2900 species of Birds and 759 of these in Australia, it's waters and Territories.
Since I can remember I have had an affiliation with the Australian bush having lived on the outskirts of Melbourne and visiting my Aunties and Uncles who lived in the country. I was taught about how important our beautiful and varied landscapes, flora and fauna were to us and it never ceases to amaze me.
Also by travelling extensively overseas it has made me realise just how lucky and fortunate we are to live in a land where we have so much freedom to be out there. Sadly, in the future I do not think this will be the case, what with mining, developers and over zealous government bureaucrat's stopping us from entering some parts of our country we will lose some of our natural landscapes unless we make people aware of what we have.
In some ways through my photography and wildlife organisations like Birdlife Australia, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, SA Nature Foundation, Bush Heritage , Land for Wildlife and many similar organisations throughout Australia, hopefully it will make a difference.
One of my many goals is to try and photograph every bird in Australia, its waters and its territories and along the way try and photograph as many birds from the rest of the world So far I have been to Florida, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Galapagos, Peru, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea Malaysia-Borneo and Thailand. In my journey as a bird photographer.
I have been lucky enough to meet and learn from some of the worlds best professional wildlife photographers.
Firstly Jim Neiger a well known and highly respected wildlife photographer from America who has photographic workshops that I have now attended twice and learnt how to shoot birds in flight.
Secondly to Greg Downing as I was lucky enough to attend one of his workshops in Costa Rica and learn how to do setups for Hummingbirds which was a truly amazing experience.
Lastly to Nate Chappel for the two workshops I attended in Ecuador and Thailand from which I have gathered a vast knowledge of how to position a bird in a photo and using a greater depth of field for that stunning shot.
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