Birds Photos

Photos by Nye Simmons
indigo bunting in smoky mountains national park   nuthatch in smoky mountains national park   wild turkey in smoky mountain national park
Indigo Bunting   Nuthatch   Wild Turkey

Cades Cove and other parts of the park are a birders paradise. There are more than 100 varieties to look for and take pictures of birds including wild turkey, nuthatch, pileated woodpecker, indigo bunting, red and shouldered hawk among others.Travel Photo Guides Great Smoky Mountains National Park iPhone app shows you the best places in the Park to find and take pictures of birds.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park features spectacular views mountains and peaks, the Appalachian Trail, old-growth forests, rivers, waterfalls and cascades. The Park has a wide variety of wildlife to take photos of including black bears, white-tail deer and birds like wild turkeys. Maple tress, flowering dogwoods and other deciduous trees turn gorgeous fall colors, and delicate spring wildflowers such as trillium, rhododendron, azaleas, columbine and iris bloom throughout the Park during spring and summer. There is easy access to trails for hiking, back packing, rock climbing and camping where you can find all these beautiful views to enjoy and photograph.


Camera Equipment Used in Photos

These photos were taken with large and medium format film and digital cameras.  Nikon shooters will prefer a D3 or a D90.  Other full frame  or APS-C cameras such as the Nikon d300 or Canon 7D will work as well.  Many landscape photographers  consider   a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens an essential piece of camera equipment.  Wildlife shots will require a Nikon 70-300mm VR or longer. These lenses is available for most digital cameras including DSLRs  from Leica, Pentax, Sony, Sigma and Olympus.

Travel Photos Guides Apps for iPhone

Get the most out of your vacation with Travel Photo Guides U.S. national parks iPhone apps. The apps show you all the best places to see, how to get there, and provide expert tips on how to take perfect photos. It’s like having a private guide and a professional photographer in your iPhone!


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