fredag 22. juni 2018

CURLEWS, VEGA ISLAND, NORTHERN NORWAY


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I had the pleasure to spend a week at Vega island, Northern Norway, in early June this year. Vega is an island with incredible wildlife and also human cultural history ... with a World Heritage Status ! 
Since I happened to be there just after the curlew hatchings .... I quickly realised that my main photographic project this time would not be eider ducks or eagles ... but : 
Curlews (Numenius arquata). 

Since the newly hatched chickens are extremely vulnerable for flying predators like the bigger gulls, crows and ravens, all the pictures are shot with the highest level of ethical standards. All pics of birds on the ground and chicks are shot from the car which they easily accepted. I could spend hours watching them at close range. Great experience ! 

Hope you like them :-)    


Curlew ... very upset !! / storspove (I did not venture into the field, the picture shot from the road)
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/6,3, 1/2500, ISO 4500


Curlew flight / storspove
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/6,3, 1/2500, ISO 5000


Curlew / storspove
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/6,3, 1/2000, ISO 1400


Curlew / storspove
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/6,3, 1/800, ISO 1800


Curlew / storspove
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 1400


Curlew / storspove
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 1400



Curlew closeup / storspove
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 1250


Curlew with new etched chicken / storspove
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/640, ISO 900 


Curlew chicken / storspovekylling
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/6,3, 1/1600, ISO 1250


Curlew chicken / storspovekylling
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/800, ISO 1800


Curlew chicken / storspovekylling
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/800, ISO 800


Protective greylag goose / grågås
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/5,6, 1/640, ISO 1250


Redshank / rødstilk
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/6,3, 1/800, ISO 1400


Midnight rambler 1
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/5,6, 1/640, ISO 2200


Midnight rambler 1
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/6,3, 1/800, ISO 4500


Midnight rambler 3
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/5,6, 1/640, ISO 3600


Hare
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/6,3, 1/800, ISO 640


Hare
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter, f/5,6, 1/640, ISO 2200


Stranded fishing boat
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6 kommentarer:

  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo's!!
    Have a wonderful day.

    SvarSlett
  2. Hi Tom!!! Lovely set of pictures.. You´re a great photographer.. Cheers

    SvarSlett
    Svar
    1. Thanx for your kind words Ana !

      Slett
  3. Nice post. It is really interesting. Thanks for sharing the post!
    Buy fridge online and keep your eatables fresh.

    SvarSlett