Squirrels. And a Few Words about Shooting in the Early Morning Hours

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Remember this post: https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/unwanted-animals/ ?

Well, unlike rats, which are usually not on the “loved animals” list, squirrels are considered cute, funny and adorable by most people. I haven’t known anyone yet who would not love them! People enjoy meeting them, watching them and feeding them. How about photographing them?

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From a photographic point of view I consider squirrels pretty much a challenge as they are very fast, excellent climbers. They literally jump from tree to tree at incredible heights! In many moments you really need to have good anticipation skills to get some fine pictures. Let me elaborate on this.
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Meet the Ringflash

Hi again friends!

In this post I’m going to write a few words about my experience with the macro ring flash. To be honest it’s a pretty limited experience as although I got this flash as a present one year ago I have only used it 4-5 times (indoors and outdoors) since then. However I would like to share with you some impressions.

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Ice and Icicles

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In previous post I was telling you about the beauty of snow. However it’s not only snow that is worth shooting in winter. Another element that can have a great impact on the photos is ice. So in this post I attached some pictures with different ice shapes. Let me tell you their “story”.

Last week of January brought quite strange weather in Romania. After having snowed in previous weeks a frozen rain covered everything with glazed frost: streets, sidewalks, houses and trees. The pavement got so slippery that it was extremely difficult to walk. But the most unusual thing that happened was the ice from the trees.

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Why Snow is a Perfect Setup for Photography

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It’s still winter! Actually we’re in the middle of it and in many places it’s a fantastic moment for taking outdoor pictures. The reason is simple: snow!

In this post I’ll present you some of my findings about taking outdoor pictures when (almost) everything is white.

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Nikon D500. How I came to buy it and first thoughts

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First let me wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2019!

This is my first post that is dedicated to photographic gear. And yes, it’s about Nikon as this is what I’ve been using for over eight years. Don’t ask me why I chose Nikon in the first place, it’s just a personal preference. It could have been Canon, Sony, Pentax or another vendor. I’m sure there are plenty of good cameras from all of them but I can only talk about gear I’ve been actively using.

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What Photography Means To Me (5)

As mentioned in one of my previous posts photography can be an expensive hobby. Many people think it’s not worth spending a lot of money in photo gear unless a return on investment is expected, otherwise mentioned “you get your money back”. This made me ask myself this question quite often in the past: “should I start taking photos for money”? Should I become a professional photographer?

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Autumn in the Mountains

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First of all l must admit I’m a summer fan. I like the heat, I like the sun, I like the long days, I like everything about it. I simply love it! However summer only takes three months, which is only a small part of the year. And after all every season has its charm, doesn’t it? This includes … autumn!

Autumn has two “faces” which might turn the way we see it into a “love-hate relationship”. On the one hand we have the beautiful colors and the (still) warm sunny days. On the other hand the weather might be rainy, cold and it could even snow, especially in the mountains. Usually we get both of them. Actually as I’m writing this post it’s snowing in Bucharest. And it’s only mid-November!

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