You might have noticed this image in my top of 2018 collection last week. I really recommend clicking in the image to resize it.
In November 2018 I was observing these to buzzards. One of them came and sat down on the branch, facing me in my hide. A few minutes later, the second buzzard cam from my back and attacked the first arrival. After a short fight, the first arrival fled and landed in only a short distance behind the branch and stayed. Both buzzards stayed in that positions for several minutes (10-15): the second buzzard on the branch and the first buzzard on the left behind the branch.
Probably, on of you is able to explain that situation to me. I assume, the second one is one of the parents of the first one and still trying to get rid of the kid. Or is it a couple? I can’t decide them. I even can’t decide, which of them is male and which a female. Buzzard look so similar. The only fact is, males are about 1/3 smaller than the females.
During the last months I presented many different aspects from the German North Sea cost. So, I guess, it’s time for a change and I take you on a trip to the Isle of Skye. The island is part of the inner Hebrides and is located in the Irish Sea, near the west cost of Scotland. Last year I already published a short review post.
Today, I’m showing you my personal highlights from the last year in no particular order.
What happened during the past 12 months related to photography?
- January: Helgoland
- February: hot-air balloon flight in the Bavarian Alps
- April: Scotland, Isle of Skye
- May: start of the hottest and longest summer ever (hottest year since the beginning of the recording of weather data)
- June: Baltic Sea, Isle Usedom
- July: Birds of prey and testing the OM-D 1 M III
- August: Visiting Switzerland and doing some hikes in the Alpes, “hunting” foxes and deers
- September: lots of flowers and insects, visiting Photokina
- October: wildlife photography in different places and some nice Indian summer images
- November: Baltic Sea, Zingst
- December: lots of rain to refill the empty water reservoirs, that were dried out by the heat and the sun during the long summer
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APS-C, ISO 800, 400mm (~600mm)
Another image for my trip last fall for photographing common cranes in north-east Germany.
APS-C, 800mm (~1200mm), ISO 3200, f5.6, 1/1600s
Last fall I was on a trip for photographing cranes during their migration pause.