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Green Frog by Thomas Boldt ©

Toronto's Urban Nature & Wildlife by Thomas Boldt - When nature and wildlife photographers think about the idea location for a shoot, most of us think of a remote location far away from the hustle and bustle of the urban environment- read more.

Point no Point with large format camera by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Nature with a Large Format Camera by Dr. Robert Berdan In a recent photography workshop at Lake O'hara one of the photographers, Peter, brought along a large format camera. This brought back memories when I shot with a 4 x 5 camera - read more.

Lake O'hara photo tour by Robert Berdan ©

Autumn in the Canadian Rockies 2017 Lake O'hara and Kananaskis by Dr. Robert Berdan Lake O'hara located in British Columbia near the Border of Alberta and Banff National parks is one of the premiere destinations in the Canadian Rockies - read more.

Aurora by Robert Berdan ©

Arctic Adventure Photography Workshop 2017 by Robert Berdan At the end of each summer Peterson's Point Lake Lodge in the Northwest Territories offers an arctic adventure photography workshop. The lodge is located on the caribou migration route - read more.

Diatom Focus stacked with Photoshop by Robert Berdan ©

Focus Stacking comparing Photoshop, Helicon Focus and Zerene by Dr. Robert Berdan A focus stack is a photograph that is made up of a combination of 2 or more images that were focussed at different points and then after combining the stacks the final image has a much greater depth of field - read more.

Desmid photomicrograph Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Microscopic Plant and Animal Life - Pond Scum II by Dr. Robert Berdan I am having so much fun exploring miniature universes filled with aliens - microscopic life - in water that this is my 6th article on photomicrography this year - read more.

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Wild Arctic - book review by Dr. Robert Berdan
Wild Arctic is a highly informative
book with lavish full-color illustrations throughout and up-to-date biological accounts of 119 mammals, 113 birds and 23 wildflowers. Travelers to the Arctic will find a wealth of information encompassing life in the far north - read more.

Desmid by Maret Mis ©

The Hidden World - My Look at Photomicrography by Marek Miś The way I remember it, my interest in the micro world and for the microscopy began when I was very young teenager (thirteen or fourteen years old). The great inspiration for it was the book which I found in my father's cupboard - read more.

Scanning electron micrograph of Aphid by Robert Berdan ©

Scanning Electron Microscopy - Photography by Dr. Robert Berdan Most of us don't have access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM), but I was fortunate when I was doing research to be able to take photographs with this microscope - read more.

Snowy Owl by Robert Berdan ©

The Art & Science of Photomicrography with Polarized Light by Dr. Robert Berdan Many subjects when viewed through a microscope are unfamiliar and appear abstract. In this article I would like to share with you some pictures of crystals and other substances that bend polarized light - read more.

Rotifer by Robert Berdan

Microscopic Life in Ponds and Rainwater by Dr. Robert Berdan It may look like pond scum until you look at it through a light microscope - to a Geek these microorganisms are jewels and they can be found in your backyard - read more.


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