These four photos are among this week's entries to the 2015 Oregon Outdoors Wild Bird Photo Contest. To vote for your favorites or enter your own, go to www.mailtribune.com/birdcontest. The entry deadline is Friday, Dec. 4, and the winners will be published in Oregon Outdoors Friday, Dec. 11.
To enter the 16th annual Oregon Outdoors Wild Bird Photo Contest, go to www.mailtribune.com/birdcontest, fill out a registration form and upload your photos.
Entries must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Online voting ends at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.
Mail Tribune judges will pick the five photos they like best and publish them in the Friday, Dec. 11, issue of Oregon Outdoors. A Readers' Choice photo, decided by the most votes from registered site users, will also.....
White is a beautiful color. It’s bright and showy, and therein lies the problem.
In nature, brazenness like “bright and showy” is usually dealt with harshly. If you're potential prey, white is a predator magnet. If you're a predator, bright and showy can mean an empty stomach, because potential prey can stay safely out of your way.
Yet, there is a visitor in the valley that is immaculate white — the great egret.
Every summer about July, great...
Amateur shutterbug Randy Shipley of Medford can't seem to capture images that turn the judges' heads, but he sure knows how to win the crowd.
Shipley's pics haven't placed in the top five among judges in the Oregon Outdoors Wild Bird Photo Contest. But he's won the People's Choice award two years in a row, and not because he and his friends are stuffing the ballot box.
"I don't have a lot of artistic sensibility," says Shipley, a 53-year-old phys-ed and health teacher at Phoenix.....