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NE Explorer Michael Cromwell’s Photo on Orvis

Congratulations to NE Explorer Mike Cromwell whose photo has recently been published on the Orvis website! The photo appears alongside an article discussing the importance of saving the oyster reefs of Chesapeake Bay. Mike grew up and still resides near Chesapeake Bay and took this particular photo in 2012. To see the full…

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Mylio May Just Be the Next Big DAM Thing

Mylio May Just be the Next Big DAM Thing. A few months ago I introduced the readers of this blog to a new piece of software called Mylio by way of my friend Kevin Gilbert’s guest appearance on TheGrid. When I first heard of Mylio, my gut reaction was hmmm…that’s kind of a…

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Red-Eyed tree frog. Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. Lumix GH4, 45mm Macro, FL360 in wireless mode.

The Lumix Diaries Costa Rica Macro Shoot

Have spent the last two nights shooting macro photography here in Costa Rica. This is my first year shooting nothing but the Lumix system and what a joy it is to carry such a lightweight and easy-to-use macro system. Gone is the difficulty of having to get on my belly…

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A beautiful roseate spoonbill photographed along the coast in central Florida. GH4 with 40-150mm F/2.8 and 1.4 teleconverter. ISO 1600

One Year Shooting the Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review

One Year Shooting the Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review. My how time flies when you’re having fun, and fun is what I’ve had since purchasing the first of my two Panasonic Lumix GH4’s back in April of 2014. As usual, this post is not a technically in-depth review of the GH4 but rather…

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Photo of FZ1000 courtesy of Imaging Resource. Follow this link to their FZ100 review.

Thoughts on Downsizing to Lumix Cameras

Dear Tim and Kooksie, Great to hear from you. Sounds like you’ve been having some wonderful adventures and using your gear. That’s always nice to hear. Ok, so speaking of gear. I’m still a big fan of the Lumix system, actually even more than I was when we met. The…

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Here's the cover to the book Doug alerted me to.

Doug Bray Suggests Book for OM-D EM-1

Thanks Doug. Great information for the MFT readers. I noticed they also have a book on the GH4 which I may just order myself. Really appreciate the heads.

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Ivory Gull in Svalbard, Norway.

Ivory Gulls Suffer From Sea Loss Due to Global Warming

Ivory gulls suffer from sea loss due to global warming. While gulls aren’t quite the iconic poster-animals of climate change as polar bears, they are one of many arctic species feeling the heat from global warming. Like polar bears, ivory gulls (Pagophila eburnea) count sea ice as their habitat, and…

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The excellence of Micro Four Thirds graphic from the MFT web site.

Small Camera Big Pictures Micro Four Thirds Explained

Small Camera Big Pictures Micro Four Thirds Explained. I recently became aware of a website that does an excellent job explaining the benefits of the smaller Micro Four Thirds cameras and why they produce such high quality images with such a small sensor. You can get to this very interesting but technical site…

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Only the images in the world make the pages of National Geographic. I studied this magazine for two decades before I was fortunate enough to grace their pages. Click here to see my story on Great Gray Owls

Sufficient Gear for Wildlife Photography? SANDESH TAMBE

Sandesh, Absolutely, yes, a camera and the two lenses you have are totally sufficient for wildlife and nature photography. The 18-55 gives you semi-wide to short telephoto and the 55-250 gives you all the way out to a fairly major telephoto lens. Based on the camera you mention, the 55-250…

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Holy Grail of Lens Design Harvard Invents Flat Elements

Holy Grail of Lens Design Harvard Invents Flat Elements. Harvard’s school of engineering and applied sciences recently made a breakthrough discovery that has allowed them to build lenses that are ultra thin. In an online article titled, Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin lens, this Harvard news and events post talks about…

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