Posts Tagged ‘birds’

Can Your DSLR Nail Focus on a Flying Dragonfly? The Canon 7D Mark II Can

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We’ve seen one video demonstration of the Canon 7D Mark II’s impressive AutoFocus system, and we’ve heard the amazing specs, but it’s a picture of a dragonfly that really drove home the point, for us, of how good this system is at locking focus on a moving subject. Read more…

3 Month Time-Lapse Shows Pigeons Going From Eggs to Adults

Back in June of 2014, YouTube user AvWuff noticed two pigeons and two eggs sitting in the flower box outside their window. Seeing an opportunity for an interesting project, AvWuff decided to set up a camera and capture the birth and growth of the baby pigeons.
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Portraits of Birds Bursting with Personality

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As a child photographer, Leila Jeffreys was taught to take in wounded animals, particularly birds, and nurse them back to a healthy state. It was through experiences like this that Jeffreys grew a personal fascination and even greater appreciation for the intricacies of these creatures.

And now she’s paying a tribute of sorts to her knowledge and love for those animals, by bringing owls, eagles, budgies, cockatiels and more into her studio to showcase their varied personalities.

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Artist Creates Mesmerizing Time-Lapse-like Videos that Trace the Flight Paths of Birds

Artist and professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, Dennis Hlynsky, is interested in studying the way small-brained animals flock in groups. Using a special editing technique, he can visualize the paths of each individual in the flock, and though he’s recorded everything from ants to fish to flies, the most fascinating examples of this technique in action involve flocks of birds. Read more…

Bird Gets Ahold of Egg Camera, Captures Great Aerial Footage of Penguin Colony

The filmmakers behind a BBC nature show got more than they bargained for when they came up with the idea of encasing a video camera in a fake egg to gather surreptitious footage of a penguin colony on the Falkland Islands. Read more…

Photog Documents the Illegal Hunting of Songbirds Along the Mediterranean

AP Photographer David Guttenfelder is a conflict photographer. He’s spent much of his photographic career capturing war through the lens of his camera. One thing he certainly never considered himself was a bird photographer.

But when he was sent on an assignment to illustrate a National Geographic piece on the illegal hunting of songbirds, he became one. And it slowly dawned on him that he wasn’t just doing a documentary, environmental, or conservation piece — this was simply another form of conflict photography. Read more…

Beautiful Studio Portraits of Birds in Flight

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Photographer Paul Nelson spends the majority of his time shooting commercial work for big name clients like MAC Cosmetics or Target. But when the flow of work began to slow to a trickle over the past couple of years, he embarked on a personal project that he hoped would remind him why he loved photography.

Thus was born Aviary. Shot in partnership with Springbook Nature Center, the photo series captures beautiful studio-style portraits of birds taking flight as they’re released back into the wild. Read more…

Bird Photographers Beware: Birdsong Apps May Seriously Disrupt Wildlife

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In a warning published on its website, the UK’s Dorset Wildlife Trust is attempting to educate bird photographers of the dangers posed by using birdsong apps to lure certain species in view of your lens. Read more…

Photographing a Dogfight Between Two Eagles

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Here’s the story of how I was in the right-place at the right-time for a special series of eagle photographs.

I was driving down a dirt road near my house when I spotted a red-tailed hawk sitting on the ground. I pulled over for a shot, thinking it may be feeding on something, but it took off and flew across the road in front of me.
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Birds of Aperture Combines the Worlds of Cameras and Taxidermy

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Photographer Paul Octavious has collected a number of vintage cameras over the years, with some of them handed down to him by his grandfather. One day a house in his neighborhood had an estate sale for an old man that had recently passed away. When Octavious paid the big house a visit, he found that the man was a taxidermist with a large collection of stuffed birds and bird wings.

Octavious then came up with the idea of creating Camera Birds, and his project Birds Of Aperture was born.
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