About the Author

Chuq Von Rospach is a bird and nature photographer based in California. He's worked in the tech industry in Silicon Valley for 30 years, and has been involved in digital photography since 2005. This article was originally published in 2010, and he's updated it especially for Naturescapes and can also be read at chuqui.com.

You can follow his photography and his blog at www.chuqui.com, and if you have questions, you can email him at chuqvr@gmail.com or contact him on twitter at @chuq.