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Digital Photographer Philippines - December Issue

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Still hot off the press, the December 2006 issue of DPP has a feature on Philippine wild bird photography. Here are snapshots of some pages of the magazine, as well as the for-web versions of the photos featured...:)
Cover - Digital Photographer Philippines, December Issue
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Cover - Digital Photographer Philippines, December Issue

Pages 4 & 5 (Contents)
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Pages 4 & 5 (Contents)

Pages 64 & 65
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Pages 64 & 65

Pages 66 & 67 (297 mm x 460 mm spread)
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Pages 66 & 67 (297 mm x 460 mm spread)

Pages 68 & 69
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Pages 68 & 69

Philippine Serpent-Eagle 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Spilornis holospilus 

Habitat - Forest from lowlands to over 2000 m. 

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, hand held, 560 mm, f/10]
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Philippine Serpent-Eagle
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Spilornis holospilus

Habitat - Forest from lowlands to over 2000 m.

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, hand held, 560 mm, f/10]

Brown Shrike 

Scientific name - Lanius cristatus 

Habitat - Common in all habitats at all elevations. 

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Brown Shrike

Scientific name - Lanius cristatus

Habitat - Common in all habitats at all elevations.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Rufous Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Buceros hydrocorax

Habitat - Forest and edge.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Rufous Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Buceros hydrocorax

Habitat - Forest and edge.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Philippine Coucal 
(a Philippine endemic ) 

Scientific name - Centropus viridis 

Habitat - Common from grasslands to forest up to 2000 m. 
 

[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
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Philippine Coucal
(a Philippine endemic )

Scientific name - Centropus viridis

Habitat - Common from grasslands to forest up to 2000 m.


[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Marsh Sandpiper 

Scientific name - Tringa stagnatilis 

Habitat - Uncommon, in marshes, ricefields, and fishponds in shallow water rarely on exposed mud and coral flats. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Marsh Sandpiper

Scientific name - Tringa stagnatilis

Habitat - Uncommon, in marshes, ricefields, and fishponds in shallow water rarely on exposed mud and coral flats.

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Philippine Hawk-Eagle 
(a Philippine endemic, immature) 

Scientific name - Spizaetus philippensis 

Habitat - Uncommon in forest from the lowlands to over 1900 m. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
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Philippine Hawk-Eagle
(a Philippine endemic, immature)

Scientific name - Spizaetus philippensis

Habitat - Uncommon in forest from the lowlands to over 1900 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Luzon Hornbill 
(a Philippine endemic, Male) 

Scientific name - Penelopides manillae 

Habitat - Forest and edge up to 1500 m. 

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x TC, 90 meters distance]
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Luzon Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic, Male)

Scientific name - Penelopides manillae

Habitat - Forest and edge up to 1500 m.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x TC, 90 meters distance]

Java Sparrow 

Scientific name - Padda oryzivora 

Habitat - Uncommon in parks, residential areas and scrub, sometimes in neighboring ricefields. 

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Java Sparrow

Scientific name - Padda oryzivora

Habitat - Uncommon in parks, residential areas and scrub, sometimes in neighboring ricefields.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

This was taken at the viewing deck of the highest point marker at Atok, Benguet. I set the exposure values of the 350D + Sigma 10-20 
by metering off the brightest part of the sky, popped up the on-board flash, dialled in some FEC, then asked my brother Jeff to snap a pic....:)
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This was taken at the viewing deck of the highest point marker at Atok, Benguet. I set the exposure values of the 350D + Sigma 10-20
by metering off the brightest part of the sky, popped up the on-board flash, dialled in some FEC, then asked my brother Jeff to snap a pic....:)