Digiscoping & Bird Photography

Sony DEV-50V digital binoculars with HD video

Thumbnail image for Sony DEV-50V digital binoculars with HD video by Gunnar 20 July 2014

Water resistant 20 megapixel camera and HD Video in a 12x optical zoom binocular! This sounds simply amazing. Check these specs. Sony OLED Electronic View Finder – the highest resolution for a reasonable price. Not as good as your Zeiss, Leica or Swarovski of course, but perhaps good enough? Built in GPS 0.8-12x optical zoom […]

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Thumbnail image for WANT TO TAKE GREAT RAINFOREST PHOTOS? GET TO KNOW YOUR SUBJECTS! by GlennBartley 26 February 2013

Photography in the tropics can be a very challenging endeavor. Aside from the technical aspects of photography (such as shooting in low light and using fill flash) photographers must also come to terms with the fact that they are now dealing with species and ecosystems that are unfamiliar. Because of this, when it comes to […]

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Mom’s Feeder 2010 — Part 1 of 2

Thumbnail image for Mom’s Feeder 2010 — Part 1 of 2 by Alex Vargas 31 October 2012

The famous banana feeder at my mom’s house has been abandoned by periods, but everytime it gets re-activated, birds seem to be looking forward and remember quickly!… Such was the case in 2010… 23 years after my dad and I offered the very first banana… As soon as I showed 6 attractive plantains, members of […]

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How to Photograph Birds in Flight

Thumbnail image for How to Photograph Birds in Flight by GlennBartley 28 September 2012

Bird in Flight Photography When it comes to bird photography there is nothing that I love more than capturing an intimate portrait of a bird in its natural environment. Creating an artistic photograph of a challenging bird on an appropriate perch is what I live for! Top 10 Strategies for Success With this said, there […]

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A Date with a Big Bill

Thumbnail image for A Date with a Big Bill by Alex Vargas 16 September 2012

The Stork-billed Kingfisher is one of the largest and most difficult -to photograph- Halcyonidaes of SE Asia… We got lucky as one mom was feeding two chicks in a park in Bangkok (yes! right into the city!) Kingfishers are very special and colorful in Asia. Everyone wants to photograph kingfishers and they are not easy. […]

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Digiscoping Flying Buzzards

Thumbnail image for Digiscoping Flying Buzzards by DaleForbes 27 May 2012

Digiscoping flying birds is not exactly the easiest of things, but it has an appeal for a good deal of digiscopers. Having spent time trying to take digiscoped photos of birds in the heat of the day at massive distances, most people slowly come to the realisation that one has to get really close to […]

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Friendly Feathers

Thumbnail image for Friendly Feathers by Alex Vargas 21 May 2012

Every winter season (November – April) we get the colorful visit of many nice birds in Thailand, but none as friendly and showy as the Mugimaki Flycatcher and the White-throated Rock-Thrush in Khao Yai. I was very exited the first time I saw and got some lousy images of a White-throated Rock-Thrush in 2007. Then, […]

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Could Lytro Camera Revolutionise Digiscoping?

Thumbnail image for Could Lytro Camera Revolutionise Digiscoping? by DaleForbes 15 April 2012

The new Lytro Light Field Camera has just started to ship, and for those of you who have not heard of it yet, it uses a completely new technology and approach to image capture to create something of a living image. No, nothing from or for the Daily Prophet, but a clickable image that will […]

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Mae Wong got Alive!!!

Thumbnail image for Mae Wong got Alive!!! by Alex Vargas 31 March 2012

Mae Wong National Park, really became the hotspot for a couple of months with many cool birds showing super well… I’ll show you some… Located between Kampaeng Phet and Nakorn Sawan provinces, Mae Wong covers about 900 km2 and is part of the western forest complex, said to be the largest remaining patch of forest […]

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Thumbnail image for THE 7 ELEMENTS OF A GREAT BIRD PHOTOGRAPH by GlennBartley 24 March 2012

Bird Photography Basics. In order to create beautiful images of birds on a consistent basis it is important to understand the many elements that combine to make a good photo. These include the exposure, composition, light, sharpness, perch, pose and background. These components are not absolute rules that must be followed in every image. As […]

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Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo… a dream come true

Thumbnail image for Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo… a dream come true by Alex Vargas 19 February 2012

For years I hoped for an image of this large and enigmatic forest’s floors giant, and all came truth when visited Khao Yai National Park with my good friends Paul and Apiradee in December 2010, as 4 wonderful birds competed for our meal worms, filling our memory cards with grace, color and satisfaction! The Coral-billed […]

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Bird and wildlife videos

Thumbnail image for Bird and wildlife videos by DaleForbes 5 February 2012

Sometimes when I have the time, I wander about on Youtube seeing what is out there; what people are seeing, what they are experiencing in our beautiful world, and what moves them. Instead of saying too much today, I thought I would just share a few videos that I have come across that made my […]

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Birds and Elephants

Thumbnail image for Birds and Elephants by Alex Vargas 5 February 2012

During the crazy times of flooding in Bangkok, our family decided to spend some time in higher ground and what could it be better than Khao Yai, with the National Park of the same name which is a World’s Heritage Site from Unesco and a paradise of wildlife and with my good friend Guide A, […]

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A Special Orange Beak

Thumbnail image for A Special Orange Beak by Alex Vargas 28 January 2012

Prasae it’s always been a birding and Bird-Photo hotspot, but in August-September 2010, the appearance of a red billed bird -which turned out to be an unusual RIVER TERN- placed that site in everyone’s map! In the calm waters of the Thai Gulf, Prasae has always been a good site to find waders terns and […]

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Cede Prudente, a great Bird-Photographer in Malaysian Borneo

Thumbnail image for Cede Prudente, a great Bird-Photographer in Malaysian Borneo by Alex Vargas 14 January 2012

Cede Prudente is an excellent reference of first class Bird-Photography in Malaysian Borneo and he shares a bit of his history and fantastic work with us at BirdingBlogs I visited Sabah, Malaysian Borneo in a birding expedition back in 2010 with my friends Mario and Roxanne and quickly got in-loved with such a majestic paradise […]

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Blue -river- Jewel of the South

Thumbnail image for Blue -river- Jewel of the South by Alex Vargas 6 January 2012

The Blue-banded Kingfisher isn’t the most colorful of his group, but certainly it is one of the most difficult to find and photograph! When I was coming to this side of the world, I was looking at the book in the plane and right away got amazed with the colors and crazy looks of the […]

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The Best Images of 2011

Thumbnail image for The Best Images of 2011 by GlennBartley 1 January 2012

My personal selection – best of 2011 2012 is officially here! The coming of a new year always forces us all to look back at the year that has come and gone. What a year 2011 has been! I am sitting here in a hotel in Quito exactly where I was one year ago and […]

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey

Thumbnail image for Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey by Alex Vargas 1 January 2012

If you ever find yourself in New Jersey, don’t you dare to think no good birding is available, ’cause not far from downtown, you can visit the Great Swamp… a sweet birding area with cool drives, trails and lots of birds! I visited guided by the experienced Jane Kendall, who kindly took me around after […]

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Laem Pak Bia… 3 out of 3

Thumbnail image for Laem Pak Bia… 3 out of 3 by Alex Vargas 23 December 2011

Third part -out of three- displaying some of my many photographic expeditions at Laem Pak Bia, a cool waders’ site that rocks indeed… August 15th, 2009 On Mother’s Day -American Continent’s Calendar-, my wife asked me to take her back to LPB for some birding (yeah… I know… I’m a lucky guy!) and she was […]

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Hey, I’ve also been to Laem Pak Bia!

Thumbnail image for Hey, I’ve also been to Laem Pak Bia! by DaleForbes 17 December 2011

Alex Vargas – our Costa Rican birder/photographer/birdingblogs blogger living in Thailand – is currently running a 3 part blog series on Laem Pak Bia; a wonderful birding area just south-west of Bangkok. It all happened this last August when Alex graciously offered to take my wife and I out to Kaeng Krachan National Park (an […]

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