Wild Turkeys at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. Click to view movie on Youtube.

Wildopeneye Youtube Channel launched

Kimmie Paxton enjoying an exploratory hike on the Rainey Lake trail at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge armed with Panasonic Lumix GX8 with 100-300mm Lumix G Vario. This is a fantastic combination for wildlife because it is light, fast, silent and powerful. Taken on Sigma DP2 and developed in Affinity with tone mapping, boosted and framed with Topaz Adjust. C.Paxton image and copyright.

Autumnal Scenes from Northeastern Louisiana

Bull Alligator displaying,

When discretion is the better part of valour!

Sigma SD1 and Windows 10

Grey Ratsnake climbing an aged Swamp Cypress at the wonderful Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, near Delhi, Louisiana. These constrictors are famed for their climbing ability in pursuit of arboreal prey, such as birds and squirrels. Panasonic Lumix GX8 and 100-300mm lens. C.Paxton photo and copyright.

An Enthusiast’s Camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC GX8

American Alligator cruising past Coots at about 3 miles per hour. These impressive, ante-diluvian reptiles are thrilling to see and photograph in the wild. Lumix DMC GX8 with 650-1300mm zoom. C.Paxton photo and copyright.

Update on Opteka 650mm-1300mm zoom performance

Sony Alpha A77 MkII promises hike in performance for wildlife and sports photographers – Andy Luck’s review of Sony’s latest SLT (Single-Lens Translucent) camera in September issue 196 of outdoor Photography Magazine.

While the Compact System Camera (CSC), is not yet perfect, neither is the DSLR quite dead – yet. Meanwhile enthusiast wildlife photographers never had it so good, but is the real magic still to come, could there really be a union of the optical and electronic viewfinder just around the corner?

15 Frames Per Second with full auto focus from Samsung’s very impressive new APSC NX1- the best mirror less camera for wildlife so far?

Big manufacturers continue to support high speed APSC DSLR cameras for sports and wildlife