It’s For the Birds

After spending all summer trying to capture some half way decent images of the hummingbirds in my yard, I think I might have found a better solution than the OMD on a tripod with a wireless shutter release. Really what I would like is the Bird Photo Booth to house my OMD with a wireless shutter release controlled by my iPhone. None the less for $150.00 Bird Photo Booth has produced some pretty amazing sample images.


I love the retro design styling, and the fact that this can hold the GoPro Hero 3 as well as any iPhone, or iPod Touch. I also like the fact that is not software dependent allowing you to use your app of choice to talk to the camera you are using.

I just hope I can get some shots like the ones below in the future if I buy this.




Diana Beltran Herrera Paper Birds.

The new bird feeder in the backyard has made me a little obsessed this summer with my new feathered friends. Anyone that follows me on Instagram is probably aware of this do to the number of images I have been posting.

This afternoon at lunch I came across the paper sculptures of birds by Diana Beltran Herrera. There are 20 images are below, and the link will take you to her website which is currently down thanks to a traffic overload.

I love the fact that so many of these capture the birds in flight, and I love she has captured the life essence with in them, freezing the movements and interactions perfectly. Amazing stuff.

Design Friday. The Amazing Bird Photography of John&Fish


This really isn’t a “Design Friday” post in the sense that I am posting about a design topic. This is a post about these amazing photographs that were taken by John&Fish, a brother and sister team who live and work in Taipei Taiwan. As you can tell their specialty is in bird photography. I wasn’t able to track down much information about them that was in English, so I can’t really tell you anything about the gear they use or their background. According to the profile section on their Flickr stream, John is elder brother, Fish  is his younger sister, they were born in Tainan the ancient capital of Taiwan , and now live in Taipei city. They like photographing birds and spend almost every weekend (since 2005~2009) shooting in and around Taipei. John gives a limited breakdown of what he shoots with. ( Canon 1dsII body, Canon 500mm/F4, Gitzo 1548 tripod, Manfrotto 516 video fluid head. ) No specs on additional lenses, shutter speeds or f-stops. Although it is pretty obvious that they are shooting at a high frame rate with a really shallow depth of field. None of that really matters, because what is important here is the absolutely gorgeous photography. Click the link to see the entire Flickr stream. I think there are over 500 photos they have posted.