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Griffon Vulture in close Action

Griffon Vulture in close Action | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 70mm. | 1/800 | F6.3 | ISO 200

This is a Griffon Vulture. They are huge (2.3-2.7m. wingspan). Every now and then they pass by Tercui in the morning, flying quite low, looking for up-going air-streams that can carry them to extreme heights. I never managed to take a close shot. Several times I’ve sat alert waiting, prepared with my tele-zoom; but none of them showed up. Few times they suddenly were there, but when I came rushing down with the camera, they were only dots in the great, blue sky. But this summer I was lucky when quite a few of them appeared, low and close, when we were visiting an abandoned village called Claramunt. Unfortunately I didn’t bring the tele-zoom, so 70mm. was as close as I could get.

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Better one bird in the sky than ...

Better one bird in the sky than … | Nikon D700 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 AF.2 | 1/640 | F11 | ISO 200

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Shooting at the Moon

Shooting at the Moon | Nikon D700 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 AF.2 | 30 | F8 | ISO 200

One of these nights. Couldn’t sleep. Haunted head. Best thing is to get out and do something. When I entered the living-room, there was a beautiful moonlight creating dark silhouettes. So I got my camera and tri-pod and started shooting.

Moonlit

Moonlit | Nikon D700 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 AF.2 | 30 | F7.1 | ISO 800

Moonlit prt2

Moonlit prt2 | Nikon D700 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 AF.2 | 5 | F10 | ISO 800

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