and How to Photograph Them
||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Jewel Case) (NZBIRDSPJ)
Publisher: Sunbreak Technologies / ProTech International
Reference / Nature
How to Photograph Birds
New Zealand has always been synonymous with interesting and
unusual species of birds, many of which are found only on these islands. With
the importation of European species by homesick immigrants of the 19th century,
some of the endemics have struggled to survive. However, strong conservation
efforts are allowing them to hold their own. New Zealand has a wide variety of
native, introduced and oceanic species. These are described by text,
photographs, video and sound clips.
This disc provides detail on all 323 living bird species
currently on the New Zealand list. Over 160 species are illustrated. Physical
descriptions are complemented by more than 500 superb photographs. Over 200
sound clips and selected videos provide additional dimensions to bird
identification. An overview of each illustrated bird is provided next to the
pictures, with more in-depth information available.
Photographers interested in wildlife photography will
appreciate the quality of the action packed photographs capturing birds in a
variety of situations. Don Hadden, the author and photographer, has provided
more than 60 photographic tips, useful information to help budding bird
Access the information by common bird names, habitats or by
North or South Island locations. Those with a scientific bent may use the
Video clips on major New Zealand attractions are also
included. See bungee jumping, sperm whales, tuatara lizard, parasailing, coral
reef diving, Mount Cook and more.
There are 20 fantastic pictures for use as Windows
IBM PC or 100% compatible, 33-MHz 386 processor or better,
4MB of RAM, color VGA (SVGA 256 colors recommended), MPC compliant CD drive and
audio card, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher, Microsoft compatible mouse.
Comments: Don Hadden's photographs are excellent.
CD-ROM World, April 1994
"Anyone with an interest in birds, New Zealand birds in
particular, will welcome the general information and stunning photos in New
Zealand Birds and How to Photograph Them.
"The textual material covers the main aspects of the lives
of all the common birds as well as some less common species. The disc is
suitable for school students who want to prepare projects and need a general
coverage of a particular bird species. Ornithologists who require detailed
information should consult The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and
"Physical descriptions are complemented by more than 500
superb photographs. Over 200 sound clips and selected videos provide additional
dimensions to bird identification. An overview of each illustrated bird is
provided next to the pictures, with more in-depth information available.
Photographers interested in wildlife photography will appreciate the quality of
the action-packed photographs, capturing birds in a variety of situations.
"The disc covers every currently living bird ever seen in
New Zealand, including those that do not remain there permanently. Those
species have just two or three lines indicating their current status. It also
covers species not seen alive in New Zealand, such as dead sea birds, like the
North Atlantic shearwater and Christmas Island Shearwater, that have washed
ashore after storms.
"New Zealand Birds and How to Photograph Them is a
well-conceived and executed product. It has a pleasant and easy-to-use
interface that facilitates navigation. This disc should have an appeal and
interest that extend beyond the borders of New Zealand. It's highly recommended
for armchair travelers, bird aficionados, and those who want an example of an
excellent user interface."
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