Birding Places: Bulusan Lake

It’s all about the birds! WBCP member and Canon Ambassador Ely Teehankee visited Lake Bulusan in Sorsogon to photograph Philippine birds. — Bulusan Lake: Home of Philippine Endemics by Ely Teehankee Bulusan Lake, Sorsogon is 636 kilometers from Manila. I took a plane to Legaspi and travelled by car for 2 1/2 hours to get…

The Blind Spot – Hello, Hello, Iloilo

I am very pleased to have my friend, Jose Telesforo L. Limbaga, write a guest article about birding and bird photography in Iloilo.  “Boy” Limbaga presently lives in New York City with his family. He makes it a point to come home to Iloilo City at least once a year. – Bob Kaufman A Beginner’s…

The Blind Spot – Size Matters

There was a time when I was a firm believer of the adage, “it’s not the size of your equipment that matters, it’s how you use it”. However an incident in Los Angeles a couple of years ago made me reconsider my perspective on that subject matter.My wife, Cynthia, was at work, and I, being…

THE BLIND SPOT – DIGISCOPING!

In this month’s The Blind Spot,  Adrian Constantino writes about some advantages and disadvantages of a digiscoping as presented by Pierre Severy, Swarovski Optik France Country Director. space DIGISCOPING 101 By Adrian Constantino, photos by Tere Cervero A Digiscoping workshop was held last September 1, 2012 at the Superferry Pavillion at the La Mesa Ecopark…

THE BLIND SPOT: CORON, BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER’S PARADISE

Bob Kaufman writes about why Coron, Palawan is one of the favorite destinations of bird photographers. Bird Photographer’s Paradise by Bob Kaufman Photography Editor You have your camera gear all set up. While munching on some delicious snack you sit and wait. Then all of a sudden you hear, “Lovely! Lovely!”. The local bird guide…

THE BLIND SPOT: PARADISE FOUND

Photography Editor Bob Kaufman writes about the latest avian attraction at La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City. space Paradise Found by Bob Kaufman Photography Editor The heat and humidity put our endurance almost to their limits as we waited for the bird to appear. Two hours-and-a-half being bathed in copious perspiration and not even having…

THE BLIND SPOT FEATURING ELY TEEHANKEE

Photography Editor Bob Kaufman features Canon Ambassador Ely Teehankee in this month’s The Blind Spot. space Mention Villa Escudero to a bird photographer and the only thing that comes to his mind is Indigo-banded Kingfisher. That is because this tiny, active, and very colorful bird is a sure sighting at this resort located in Tiaong, Quezon…

THE BLIND SPOT

Imagine you’re hiding in a blind waiting for the birds to come. With you in the blind is a bird photographer. To pass away the time, this bird photographer, who is quite the raconteur, started telling you stories about bird photography: trips that he or his colleagues took for the purpose of taking pictures of…