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Gimbal for bird photography – Beike-45

If you like wildlife photography and especially bird photography then eventually you might need a gimbal on your tripod.

The gimbal makes it easy to follow the bird when it flies by you. It is easy to use, it rotates the way I want it to. I can easily follow fast moving objects with this gimbal.

I can recommend Beike-45. Why?

Because it is great! It is also good value for your money. It only cost 70 US dollars nowadays. Normally similar kind of gimbals cost around 300-450 US dollars. I bought mine in 2015 at Aliexpress from China, then it cost me 78 US dollars. I got it delivered in 3 weeks. So if you are planning to go somewhere for wildlife photography order it in time for it to be delivered before you go on a trip.

I used to always have this Gimbal ready on my tripod when I was going somewhere for bird photography and I knew I would be there for a while. It is not that heavy to carry. It weighs around 1 kilo. On the above picture I have a Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm attached to the Gimbal. I dont have to worry that it might tip over, it is very stable and it is easy to rotate.

When you use a gimbal make sure that you have the level meter on your camera. Usually it will look like a red/green line that gives you direction on which way to turn to make the camera straight.

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Autumn is here

I took a stroll in the forest since the color on the leaves are amazing this time of the year. I took some shoots with Canon 70D and Canon 24-105mm L lens.

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I got an eye on you…literally

Canon 70D+Tamron 90mm f2.8. “I got an eye on you!”


This chameleon is king of his branch and in full control. It is blending in nicely with the green background. With the Tamron 90mm lens you get a nice blur or bokeh in the background when you use aperture 2.8. It was kind of dark where the chameleon were but with some glimpse of light coming through it makes it a mystical picture.

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Don’t want to bug you…

…but it is summer and it is a great time for macro.

Wherever you go you will find a insect, weather you like it or not. The bugs are easier to spot and there are more chances to take those nice macro shots.

I found a nice looking creature when I was out walking. I found a colorful orange/black striped bug called Graphosoma lineatum in Latin. It probably have several names in different languages. It was easy to work with the bug because it was completely still and staring at me. It made a good pose on that stone too. When the bug had enough it just walked away.

Bugging you

Picture of a Graphosoma lineatum

The picture was taken with Canon 70D and the Tamron 90mm f2.8 lens. The  picture has the following setup f/11, ISO 2000 and 1/160 sec.


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New pictures with Tamron 150-600 mm lens

Random pictures taken with a Canon 60D and a Tamron 150-600mm lens.

Some animal pictures:

Pictures of nature:

Pictures of buildings and statues:

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