Review: The EKI Head
by E.J. Peiker | December 1, 2007

© E.J. PeikerFor years I have been wishing for someone to build a quality gimbal head made out of a strong but lightweight material. The original Wimberley Head 1, made out of aluminum, weighed in at 4.2 lb. While this doesn’t seem like much, after a full day of working with a sturdy tripod, Wimberley...

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First Impressions – Nikon D3 & D300
by Bob Smith | October 31, 2007

© Bob SmithNikon has announced two new DSLRs – the full frame sensor D3 and the D300 with DX size sensor. I had the opportunity to use these two cameras over a 3-day period in late October. I found the cameras to be substantial improvements over the D2xs and D200 respectively.

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Review: The Ameristep Chair Blind
by Jason Hahn | October 31, 2007

© Jason HahnThe Chair Blind from Ameristep is a relatively new type of blind option, offering a one person blind built around an integrated seat. My first introduction to the Chair Blind was last winter in South Carolina on a trip to take pictures of wintering waterfowl. Several of us had been invited to th...

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Book Review: The Song of Insects
by Juli Wilcox | March 31, 2007

The Songs of InsectsLang Elliott and NatureScapes.net moderator, Wil Hershberger, have put together an unusual reference book or field guide comprised of excellent photos, text descriptions and songs of two insect orders: Orthoptera (crickets, katydids and grasshoppers) and Homoptera (cicadas, leafhoppers and aphid...

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
by Juan Pons | February 28, 2007

Wild Nature PhotographyAdobe Photoshop Lightroom is the latest entry in the Digital Asset Management (DAM) arena, released mid-February 2007. Lightroom enters an increasingly competitive field that has had some established players, such as Extensis and iView, as well as some new players like Apple’s Aperture. Wh...

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Book Review: The Grizzly Maze
by Juli Wilcox | September 1, 2006

Grizzly MazeWith interest I read the threads in NatureScapes.Net Ethics forum about Grizzly Man, Tim Treadwell, a Californian who went to Alaska for 13 summers to be with the brown bears on the Katmai coast. He raised California and Colorado money to fund these summers with the bears and foxes and subsequen...

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