May 12, 2014
Bird photography at alpineSTOCK.com? Must be alpine birds, right? Not necessarily. Bird images are not always of genuine alpine character, but many species have their natural habitat in mountaineous or hilly regions as well as in other regions of the world. As an example, this goes for the well-known Kingfisher.
Bird photographer Rapeepong Puttakumwong creates striking images. He manages to combine technical skills and excellent image composition perfectly. It takes much enthusiasm to specialize in this special genre. Wildlife does not follow any plans, and a successful day out depends on preparation as well as on luck. We asked him about his bird photography work:
“What I love most about birds are their colors and cute actions. Birding photography is a real challenge to me as nothing can be predicted. I usually go to many national parks in Thailand for birding. Sometimes, I visit the city parks in Bangkok as well as the wet land area nearby. I’m composing my shots depending on the size and color of the birds at the moment I take the shot. I normally edit the pictures with photoshop for final composition.”
Luckily, birding is not too dangerous. Rapeepong Puttakumwong was not harmed so far, he only got bitten by bugs and insects in the woods. But who knows, maybe he meets a tiger once?
Rapeepong Puttakumwong started his bird photography in 2012. He is represented by various image agencies and is working with alpineSTOCK.com since 2013.