OP – The Blog

Posts Tagged ‘birding’

April 23rd, 2015

Photo of the Day by Koustav Maity

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Hungry' by Koustav Maity
Today’s Photo of the Day comes from Koustav Maity. “Three tree swallow babies impatiently wait for their mother to bring food. I spot this tree swallow family at Yellowstone National Park and immediately noticed how hungry the chicks are. As tree swallows are really swift flyer it was very difficult to capture them in the …
March 6th, 2015

Canon Collaborates with Art Morris for Birding Tutorial Video and Destination Workshop

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Art Morris Video Tutorial for Canon Digital Learning Center
Canon offers Bird Photography Tutorials and EOS Destination Workshop with Renowned Bird Photographer Arthur Morris Bird Photography Tutorial Videos Featured now on the Canon Digital Learning Center are free tutorial videos hosted by world-renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris. In these tutorial videos, Arthur demonstrates which techniques, gear and settings he uses to create artistic photos …
January 23rd, 2015

Photo of the Day by Jerry Taylor

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Anna's Hummingbird' by Jerry Taylor
Today’s Photo of the Day was shot by Jerry Taylor and submitted to the Bird in Context Assignment. “Great fun trying to capture photos of hummingbirds on their favorite food sources. The color of the flowers seemed to reflect the vibrance of the birds,” says Taylor who used a Canon EOS 6D and Sigma 150-500mm …
October 17th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “The Intruder – Great Egret Among Scarlet Ibises” by Mario Davalos P. – Caroni Swamp, Trinidad

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Thousands of Scarlet Ibises roost in the same spot at Caroni Swamp , in the island of Trinida, and a lone Great Egret seem highly out of place among them.
I had been in the northern mountain range of Trinidad for four days already and I kept hearing about Caroni Swamp and the roosting of the scarlet ibises. I had seen illustrations of the birds on flags, the Trinidad and Tobago coat of arms and promotional materials, but I had never seen a scarlet ibis …
June 4th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Snowed In” by Bobo Bird – Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Wildlife portrait of a Great gray owl in Ontario, Canada against a backdrop of snow and winter conditions
The Great grey owl or Great gray owl (Strix Nebulosa) is a very large owl, documented as the world’s largest species. They are distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. I have been trying for two¬†winters to get pictures of this amazing-looking bird, but without success. One day, a friend told me that one had been spotted …
November 12th, 2013

Tamron Develops SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Tamron 150-600mm
Update: The lens will be available in the USA on January 17, 2014. Tamron has announced the development of a 150-600mm ultra telephoto zoom lens compatible with both full-frame and APS-C formats. The 150mm focal length expansion from the current 200-500mm lens offered by Tamron is of particular interest for birders and wildlife photographers who …