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Remote, Yet Rewarding: St. Paul Island
by Tina Hay | September 29, 2017
St. Paul Island is heaven for bird photography—if you can get there. A tiny dot in the Bering Sea, part of Alaska’s Pribilof Islands, St. Paul is remote and isolated. Only one small airline serves it, with just three flights from Anchorage per week. And because of the fog that often envelops the island, there’s a higher-than-average chance of flight delays or cancellations. Still, photographers are drawn there: In the summer months, the island hosts large breeding colonies of puffins, auklets, kittiwakes, cormorants, and murres, among other seabirds. Adding to the appeal are several kinds of songbirds, including several subspecies found only on the island; about 400,000 northern fur seals; and a handful of blue fox, an endemic subspecies of Arctic fox. Continue reading »
Bird Species Spotlight: Yellow-crowned Night Heron
by Jake Jacoby | September 05, 2017
The yellow-crowned night heron forages both during the day and at night. In most coastal areas, the tide can trump the time of day as most foraging occurs from 3 hours before high tide to 3 hours after. These birds are found year-round along the southern Atlantic coast but can also be found breeding as far north as Michigan and Ontario, Canada. All of the photographs that I took for this article were taken at Fort DeSoto at the southern end of Pinellas County, Florida. Continue reading »
Voigtländer Trio Review: FE 10mm, 12mm, and 15mm Extreme Wide Angle Lenses
by E.J. Peiker | May 03, 2017
In October 2015, Austrian iconic specialty lens brand Voigtländer, now a division of Cosina, the same company that manufactures most Carl Zeiss camera lenses, announced that they would be bringing a line of ultra-wide angle lenses to the Sony full frame E-mount platform by Spring 2016. The announcement was for a redesigned version of the Leica M-mount 15mm ƒ/4.5 and 12mm ƒ/5.6, and a brand new design of a 10mm ƒ/5.6. The actual names of the lenses are as follows: Continue reading »
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