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Brief Reviews – Birds: Magic Moments

… birds in action, everything from feeding to fighting

Birds: Magic Moments by Markus Varesvuo| Hardback | 160 pages | 150 colour photos | New Holland Publishers | Oct 2011 | ISBN: 9781780090757

Publisher’s View: The vibrant and exciting world of birds is shown in all its glory in this new book from renowned Finnish wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo, who has trekked to remote and beautiful locations to capture birds in their natural habitat going about their daily lives. Moments rarely caught by humans have been preserved on film and reproduced in glorious full-colour images.

The book showcases 150 amazing photographs of birds in the wild. Each bird is identified with its common name and its Latin name, and a short description accompanies each photograph.

Also available in French and German.

Author:

Markus Varesvuo has been a professional wildlife photographer since 2005, though he has been photographing birds since 1988. He is a founding member of the website http://www.birdphoto.fi. He has won many awards for his photography, and his photographs have appeared in many publications. His published books include "Birds by Water" (2007) and "Survivors: Birds of Snow and Ice" (2008).

Fatbirder View: I missed this book for some reason… but its still out there and well worth a look. It’s very much a birders’ coffee table book presenting some wonderful photographs showing birds doing everything from feeding to fighting. The only criticism I have is that it should perhaps have been rather glossier – the plates have a silk or satin finish whereas I think higher gloss would have served them better. It’s the sort of book that non-birders would flick through and start asking you what is what!

Fatbirder

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