mandag 30. mars 2015

WINTER HERONS & EXTRAS


Grey heron (gråhegre)
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,0, 1/400, ISO 500

I know it`s a silly thing to have "favorite birds", but if I had to state a favorite bird I think it would have been herons, and especially the European grey heron (Ardea cinerea). Why ? Hard to say actually, but I think it appeals so much to me because it is beautiful & grotesque at the same time, it is shy and (very) hard to approach, it inhabits exciting wetlands or is often perched in old, tortuous trees and it screams chilling noises into black, bewitching night waterscapes.

My respected wife however, claims to know that my fascination for herons is because I look like one myself (!!!). I never asked her face to face what she really means by this peculiar statement (… probably because I`m afraid to have an honest answer), but I do have this little, funny feeling that is has something to do with my "athletic looking legs" & my "slim looking" neck.

OK, it is what it is…. and herons are beautiful birds, aren`t they ??

The pictures are shot around Lake Csaj, Hungary, in January. Hope you like `em !!  


Grey heron (gråhegre)
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/5,0, 1/160, ISO 800


Grey herons (gråhegre) in late evening light
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,5, 1/160, ISO 900


Grey heron (gråhegre)
D4, 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/160, ISO 640


Grey heron (gråhegre)
D4, 600 4,0, f/4,5, 1/500, ISO 560 


Grey heron (gråhegre)
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,5, 1/800, ISO 1400


Grey herons fighting (gråhegre)
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,5, 1/1600, ISO 1100


Grey heron chasing egret heron
D4, 70-200 2,8, F/2,8, 1/1600, ISO 720


Grey heron (gråhegre)
D4, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/250, ISO 800


Grey heron (gråhegre)
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,0, 1/200, ISO 4500


Grey heron (gråhegre)
 D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,0, 1/200, ISO 2000


Cormorant (storskarv)
D4, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/800, ISO 3600


Cormorant (storskarv)
D4, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 2500


Cormorant with catfish (storskarv med malle)
D4, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/640, ISO 7200


Cormorants (storskarv)
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,0, 1/1250, ISO 5600


Cormorant (storskarv)
D4, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/125, ISO 1400 


My first shot ever on Pygmy cormorant (dvergskarv)
D4, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/250, ISO 1100


European kingfisher (isfugl)
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,0, 1/400, ISO 1800


European kingfisher (isfugl)
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/5,0, 1/125, ISO 1250


Juvenile whitetailed eagle … and magpies
D4, 200-400 4,0, f/4,0, 1/250, ISO 1800


Juvenile whitetailed eagle
D4, 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/200, ISO 2000

2 kommentarer:

  1. Fytterakkern........så herlig! Mange fantastiske bilder og speilinga av pygmehegrene var spesiell :)

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  2. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

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