Northern Harrier Bob Steele Photography. Birds and other nature images.
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I have been involved in birding and bird photography for over 20 years. I live in the bird-rich Kern County, California. This area is centrally located at the convergence of multiple bio-regions, giving me the opportunity to photograph many avian subjects. I also have traveled around the country and to Costa Rica, Australia, South America, and Southeast Asia to photograph.

My collection of images includes over 550 species of birds from North America and hundreds more from around the world, many location and habitat photos, and images of flowers, butterflies, and dragonfies. Up until October of 2003 I had been shooting exclusively with transarency film (Kodak E100SW and Fuji Provia). Then I made the switch to digital with the aquisition of a Canon 10D. Today I shoot with a couple of the top Canon digital bodies.

Photo by Susan Steele
Photo by Wildlife Artist Nancy Overholtz
Photo by Alison Sheehey (Nature Alley)

My list of camera equipment includes:

  • Canon 1D Mk IV digital body (16 Megapixel)
  • Canon 7D Mk II digital body (20 Megapixel)
  • Canon 600mm f4 Mk II image stabilized lens
  • Canon 300mm f2.8 Mk II image stabilized lens
  • Canon 70-200mm f2.8 image stabilized lens
  • Canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 lens
  • Canon 17-40mm f4 lens
  • Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lens
  • Sigma 180mm f3.5 Macro lens
  • Canon 580EX II Flash
  • Canon 580EX Flash
  • Canon 550EX Flash
  • Gitzo GT3541 Carbon Fiber 6X Tripod
  • Gitzo 1325 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Head
Photo by Bill Mitchel


Some of my photographic credits include:

Instructional credits include: