Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Review
by Nikhil Bahl | September 1, 2015

Copyright Nikhil BahlIn 2011 Canon released the lighter versions of their 500mm and 600mm lenses. At that time, I owned Nikon’s very first AF-S 600mm f/4 version which weighed in at 14.5 lbs, on my scale. Safe to say, I didn’t do much hiking with it and was very envious of Canon’s new offerings. About 4 years...

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Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Review
by Nikhil Bahl | February 3, 2014

When I bought my first long lens (AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens) in 2007 I didn’t even consider the older 80–400mm lens as it was inadequate for my needs. I was looking for a lens to photograph birds and other wildlife. With moving subjects, the auto focus on a lens is critical an...

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

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

With 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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Point of View: Apple’s Aperture Reviewed
by Christopher Dodds | February 1, 2006

As a Mac user, I was thrilled to hear that Apple was releasing its new, professional photographic workflow program, Aperture. Frequent pre-release visits to Apple’s web site left me drooling in anticipation and true to Apple’s sleek marketing style, the on-line videos are no less tha...

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Book Review: A Birder’s Guide to Colorado
by Brendan C. Quigley | January 1, 2006

If you were going to write a guide for birding enthusiasts and photographers, what would you put in it? Could it be varied enough for photographers of all skill levels to use, small enough to carry but big enough to hold lots of information, and a book that would help you build a photography out...

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Preparing for your Digital Portfolio Review
by Heather Forcier | January 1, 2006

Introduction by Juli Wilcox:

For five years, I co-coordinated portfolio reviews for the annual Summit of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). During this event, editors, publishers, stock sales representatives and master photographers representing all photographic genre...

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