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Birds I Photographed for the First Time in 2019. And the Story behind the Pictures.

Hi folks!

This is my first post in 2020 so let me wish you a Happy New Year!

Back to 2019 I can say it was a fruitful year for me from a photographic point of view. On the one hand I learned new stuff like the Ansel Adams Zone┬áSystem or using the back button for auto-focus (BBAF). On the other hand I had the opportunity to shoot interesting subjects for the first time, some of which I haven’t even seen or heard of before. Most of these are birds and in this post I would like to say a few words about each of these beautiful beings. So let’s get started!

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Birds in Flight

Birds in flight (BIF) is one of the most fascinating and in many respects most difficult parts of nature photography. It does not only require skill and experience but also proper equipment. A proffesional bird photographer might spend tens of thousands of dollars for equipment and thousands of hours of time and patience in the middle of nature.

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Birds (4)

Dear friends, welcome to my latest bird post! All photos have been taken this year (during spring and summer) in Bucharest, namely at Lacul Morii (engl. “lake of the mill”).

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To get a good success rate when shooting birds, the minimum desirable focal length (on a “crop sensor” camera, e.g. a Nikon DX) would be 400mm. It’s even better to use a lens that reaches 500 or even 600mm (teleconverters are an option, especially if the f-stop is less than 5.6, say f4 or f2.8).
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Birds (2)

My previous post about birds (https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/birds/) contained pictures taken in the warm season. Now, as winter “officially” began (solstice), I think it would be a good idea to go back “into the white”.

Before it’s getting cold, many birds fly to warmer places, while others remain to endure the frost. The seagulls, wild ducks and even crows belong to the last type. And if they find a small pond where they can get fish, this can be seen as a true haven.

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