Birds of Oahu
Welcome to the Birds of Oahu page on my website. I'm delighted to have you here. I am Anthony Calleja, an experienced Oahu Wildlife Photographer passionate about capturing the beauty and grace of birds in motion.
Birds are fascinating creatures, and I find joy in immortalizing their vibrant colors, intricate feathers, and captivating flight patterns through my lens. I strive to capture their natural behavior, whether it's a majestic bird of prey soaring through the sky or a delicate songbird perched on a branch.
If you are interested in bringing the beauty of these winged wonders into your home or office, I offer my bird photography for purchase. You can adorn your walls with stunning prints that showcase the diversity and splendor of Oahu's birdlife.
I am here to assist you and answer any questions you may have about my Bird Photography. Please feel free to reach out to me, and I'll be more than happy to provide further details or assist you in selecting the perfect image.
Thank you for visiting the Birds of Oahu section. Enjoy exploring the captivating world of birds through my lens, and I hope my photographs bring you a sense of awe and appreciation for the avian treasures that grace our island.
Black Crowned Night Heron
At the enchanting Hilton Hawaiian Village, while waiting for a client near the captivating waterfall, a captivating sight caught my attention. There, perched gracefully, was a Black Crowned Night Heron, fixated on its evening meal.
Unable to resist the opportunity, I swiftly aimed my camera and pressed the shutter button. In that single moment, I captured the heron's intense focus and the anticipation in its eyes.
The serene ambiance of the surroundings and the heron's poised presence created a truly remarkable scene. It was a reminder of the beauty that can be found in the simplest of moments and the incredible diversity of wildlife that coexists with us.
This unexpected encounter at the Hilton Hawaiian Village was a delightful reminder of the unexpected treasures that await us in our photography journeys. It's these spontaneous moments that continue to inspire my passion for capturing the wonders of nature through the lens of my camera.
Japanese White Eye
I found myself at Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, immersed in the beauty of nature, while capturing photos for one of my customer's blog. As I ventured through the gardens, my attention was captivated by a small, elusive bird perched in a tree.
With my camera in hand, I patiently waited for about 15 minutes, observing as the bird hopped around, seemingly playing a game of hide and seek. Its quick movements made it challenging to maintain focus, so I made the decision to switch to manual focus, determined to capture the perfect shot.
Time seemed to stand still as I adjusted my camera settings and carefully framed the shot. With each passing moment, my anticipation grew. Then, in a moment of serendipity, the Japanese White Eye, as it was later identified, emerged from its hiding place.
Without hesitation, I clicked the shutter button in burst mode, capturing a series of rapid-fire images. The burst of excitement within me matched the rapid burst of images being captured. It was a delightful sight, and I knew I had captured a remarkable moment in nature.
The encounter reminded me of the importance of patience and persistence in photography. It's the dedication to waiting, the willingness to adapt, and the joy that comes with finally capturing the perfect shot. This experience at Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens will forever hold a special place in my photography journey.