onsdag 3. juli 2019

SWIMMING WITH RED THROATED DIVERS (SMÅLOM)


Red Throated Diver take-off
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,0, 1/3200, ISO 1400

Once again I've had the pleasure to to travel with MrJanGear Equipment for Photographers and test out the new version of their floating hide, Version II. This time I spent almost 50 hours in ice-cold Icelandic waters during an intensive week at Icelands north western corner. The new version of the floating hide offers improved features like : possibility to lower the camera even lower to the water, light weight and easy operation in use, light weight (5,3 kg) and super compact for travelling and also improved details on the tent cover. The combo works really great and has given me incredible nature experiences beeing "invisible" on Icelandic waters. 

Beeing so light it is however sensitive to waves (camera movement), so I recommend relatively flat water and also primarily walking the bottom compared with swimming. 

MrJanGear Floating hide : https://mrjangear.com 

Thanks to MrJanGear for idea & equipment !! Also thanks to Jan Goddefroy, Minna Lindroth, Markus Varesvuo, Boris Belchev, Rainer Leifried and Philippe Garcia for inspiration & great company !    

This post is only Red Throated Divers (Gavia stellata). Other stuff will follow !


MrJanGear Floating Hide version II : floating device with camera & lens and tent cover.
(the metal pieces in the background is NOT a part of the floating hide)
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Red Throated Diver take-off .... with blue Lupinus in the background
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,0, 1/2500, ISO 1100


Red Throated Diver take-off
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,0, 1/3200, ISO 1600


Red Throated Diver take-off
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,6, 1/2000, ISO 2000


Red Throated Diver flight
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,6, 1/2000, ISO 1800


Red Throated Diver touch down
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,6, 1/3200, ISO 3600


Feeding at mid night
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,0, 1/800, ISO 1400


Red Throated Divers breed in small freshwater ponds and on Iceland they find their food in the sea. All feedings were Small Sandeel (småsil / Ammodytes tobianus). This fish species is extremely important for food-chains in the sea, ... for both fish & birds ... and man compete with them. 
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1000, ISO 900


Bringing Small Sandeel (småsil) for feeding
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,6, 1/3200, ISO 4500


Red Throated Diver chicks
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 2500


Red Throated Diver chick
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 1000


Wingstrech
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,5, 1/1250, ISO 250


Wingstrech
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1600, ISO 500


Resting
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,0, 1/1250, ISO 1100


Composition with yellow flowers (Marigold / Bekkeblom)
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,0, 1/500, ISO 1600


Composition with yellow flowers (Marigold / Bekkeblom)
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,0, 1/500, ISO 1600


Yawning
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,0, 1/400, ISO 3200


Calling in early morning mist
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,6, 1/500, ISO 500


Wing flappings
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,60, 1/3200, ISO 2500


Wing flappings
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/5,6, 1/3200, ISO 3200


One of many close ups !
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,0, 1/1250, ISO 1600


Red Throated Diver & floating hide in action
Nikon D5, 600 mm 4,0, f/4,0, 1/320, ISO 2200


Transportation of floating hide out of the water
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2 kommentarer:

  1. Bjørn Erik Hellang4. juli 2019 kl. 01:15

    Brukte du tørrdrakt fra Jangear også? Hvor mye klær hadde du under? Temperatur i vannet? Hvor lange økter klarte dere?? Flotte bilder Tom ����

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  2. What kind of suite did you wear? Dry-suite is needed I guess..

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