Kangaroos with babies in a pouch, cute koalas eating eucalyptus leaves, and the world’s most venomous snakes… All of these things come to mind when you say Australia. But have you ever heard of bowerbirds? We’ll take a closer look at two of them in today’s edition of “Behind the Photos.” If you’ve ever seen
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The sky is fascinating. Just above our heads is a dynamic river of ever-changing complexity, and somehow nature can take this chaos and create beautiful clouds and weather phenomena—some peaceful and calm, others terrifyingly destructive. A supercell thunderstorm twists its way through the atmosphere, bringing damaging winds and baseball-sized hail to Leoti, Kansas. For the
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12 Days, 12 Quests, 12 Prizes, and over 126,000 submissions! With 12 Quest Themes that covered all the bases from Minimalism to Portraiture, Wildlife to Editorial…. There was something for everyone and amazing prizes to be claimed. It was a difficult decision as our community delivered their Questms spirit (yet again!) but our editors and
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Your iPhone can nicely blur the background to enhance a photograph or video. A similar effect works well with video chat software, eliminating distractions and putting the focus on the subject. Whether you want to blur the background during a FaceTime call, snap a beautiful portrait photograph with your iPhone, or edit the background blur
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The elegant spiral of a fiddleneck flower. Shooting handheld allowed me to refine the framing of the flower to my liking from an angle I wouldn’t have been able to achieve easily on a tripod. Single frame capture. Exposure: 1/800 sec., ƒ/20, ISO 2000. Nikon’s expanding lens collection for its mirrorless Z system now includes
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Filters – specifically ND and polarizing filters – are some of my most-used landscape and travel photography tools. For years, I predominantly used round, screw-type filters instead of a holder system because they’re small and easy to travel with. But varying lens diameters had left me with a motley assortment of filters, and in an
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[embedded content] Panaluxe has announced the Panaluxe Smart Color Target (Type 1) that it claims can instantly generate Direct Scene-Referred (DSRTM) color profiles regardless of camera or location. According to the company, the upcoming Panaluxe Smart Color Target system will allow creators to perfectly color-match shots regardless of camera, lens, lighting, or optical filters, ensuring
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I knew we’d eventually start to see some custom “portable” cameras being made based off the Raspberry Pi HQ camera after they announced it in early 2020. Have to be honest, didn’t think it’d take this long but here we are. Created by Billy O’Sullivan, the Paparazzo C/CS is a 12-megapixel C/CS mount interchangeable lens
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Butterfly Wing. Darrell Gulin saw the beauty in the intricate patterns and color of the scales comprising the wing of a spicebush swallowtail butterfly. It was easy to capture with a long exposure at 1.4x with the Canon RF100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM. Exposure: 2 sec., ƒ/32, ISO 1250. In photography, the term macro is
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Although the weight of new cameras and telephoto lenses has mostly decreased in recent years, I still recommend using a tripod to support long lenses for wildlife photography. An essential part of any tripod kit is a good quality head. Today, I will review the LensMaster RH-2 gimbal head, which I use for wildlife photography.
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