About - Michael Hanvey

Hello and thanks for stopping by my website.

In 2012, while holidaying with  friends in New South Wales,  I took my first photograph of an Australian bird: a male Superb Fairy-wren. The camera and lens: an entry-level Nikon D3100 and a kit 55-300mm Nikkor zoom lens. The resulting photograph was pretty terrible but I was well and truly hooked and I haven’t looked back.

I now shoot Canon and use much better gear but the excitement of that first photographic encounter with Australia’s birdlife remains one of my most vivid memories.

Bird and wildlife photography continues to shape much of my life. It certainly gets me out of the house. It often means rising well before dawn. It can also mean long hours of lying on mudflats, wading through swamps, sitting in a cramped hide while staking out a perch or travelling around Australia in search of one species or another. I have learnt a lot along the way and I haven’t even scratched the surface. Best of all, I have made some good friends.

Please note that all my images are copyright-protected and may not be downloaded, copied or used in any way without my written permission.

I hope that you enjoy the galleries and the website. New photos will be added often so if you are revisiting, please check the 'Recently Added' gallery for any fresh images.

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