Sandwich Tern in Sjælland

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I like terns. I like their way of flying, with fast and precise dives into the sea. I found the Sandwich tern somehow more fascinating, with its yellow-tipped black bill. It’s not common, and I saw some of them only a couple of times in the very north Jylland, on the beach near Skagen.

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Sand Martins in Djursland

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It was a great-wheater monday, the last of June. It was Francesca’s birthday, too, and she was at home after a whole weekend in lab.

What better than an afternoon laying on a beach in nord Djursland?

We were under the sun, chatting (and nothing more demanding for our brains). And under a sand cliff…

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woodpeckers in Århus

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I’ve seen this nest some days before these photos, following a continuous, acute lation. And there, about twelve meters over, a chick was looking at me.

D700 at 720ISO, 300mm f2.8 AF-I with TC-20E II, f8, 1/800sec, bias 0EV

A Great spotted woodpecker‘s chick.

Ok, I know it isn’t uncommon, but I’ve . . . → Read More: woodpeckers in Århus

kittiwakes on bulbjerg klint

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After the landscape from the Bulbjerg cliff’s top, we went down to the beach. Approaching the klint’s bottom, only the colors and the sea.

D700 at 200ISO, 16mm f2.8 AF, f8, 1/1250sec, bias -2/3EV

…And some gulls flying…

D700 at 200ISO, 20mm f2.8 AF, f8, 1/800sec, bias 0EV

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wild birds – 01

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And, especially, my new toy the AF-I 300mm f2.8 (with and without the TC-20E II teleconverter). Below you can see some of the first session, made to take confidence with the new lens, bigger and heavier than any other I’ve ever had. All photos are taken with handheld camera, often at full aperture (especially with . . . → Read More: wild birds – 01

birds in Alrø

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Finally, spring comes back. I’m waiting for the birds from south, that are coming in these very days (and will come more when stop snowing in central Europe).

This year I haven’t any new bird’s photo, yet, but before winter I discovered a very nice place south of Århus, where I can shoot something good . . . → Read More: birds in Alrø