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February 2016
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Monitor brightness
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Everglades Water Level
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Farmington Bay Refuge & Bear River Bird Refuge
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Bird lens choice for Colombia
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Light meter apps
Eia | 02/10/16
how to read Exif Data on a Mac without PS
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Photomerged CS6 files - Problems
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Techart turns manual focus lens into AF lens
E.J. Peiker | 02/09/16
Cloud Storage/Backup
SteveShuey | 02/08/16
Newfoundland long lens, etc.
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An owl and photographers rights
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Raptor counts
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The Complexity of Simplicity, Story and Photo
by F.M. Kearney | February 12, 2016

This article was originally published in NANPA (April 2014). Used with permission.

I’m often amazed at just how much subconscious thought and planning goes into the creation of a “simple” photograph.

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Capturing Motion in Birds
by Nikhil Bahl | January 22, 2016
Using a longer exposure to capture motion is very common when photographing waterfalls, although, this technique is not used as often when photographing birds. After repeatedly photographing a species, using this technique allows me to create different images from the ones I have already captured. It is also an opportunity to render a subject in a fashion that people are not accustomed to seeing. If you want to go beyond capturing a sharp photo with implied motion, this technique provides a great way to convey the bird in motion without any post-processing wizardry. Continue reading »
Wildlife Photography "Beyond the Perfect Portrait"
by D. Robert Franz | November 13, 2015
For many aspiring wildlife photographers, capturing beautiful portraits of their favorite birds or animals in the wild is often their primary goal. This is certainly an understandable and a worthwhile endeavor. When I began photographing wildlife over thirty years ago, I was inspired by the striking wildlife photos of Leonard Lee Rue III and Erwin Bauer. I carefully studied how they used the light, controlled backgrounds, and placed their subjects in the frame to create pleasing wildlife portraits. I pursued the perfect wildlife portrait relentlessly and over time accumulated a large collection of. As time passed I became less and less satisfied with my wildlife photography. I desired more evocative images with impact. I felt as though I really needed to elevate my images to a higher level. I will discuss some of the methods I've used to achieve that goal and continue in my evolution as a wildlife photographer. Continue reading »
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