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Animal migration, let's share our pictures

Discussion in 'Nature' started by f6cvalkyrie, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi, lovers of nature !

    This morning, around the farm, I have seen the first gatherings of swallows preparing for migration to the south.
    So I thought, let's make a thread for everyone to share his/her pictures of animals migration in general.
    It could be birds, but also mammals or anything that migrates ...

    I'll kick off with a few shots of the line-up of swallows this morning.
    Shot with OM-D and Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8

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    I'm looking forward to your input for this topic !

    Have a nice day,
    Rafael
     
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  2. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Last year november, I made a weekend trip to 'Lac du Der' (France) where the cranes (Grus grus), gather to eat and rest before continuing their journey southwards.
    We were lucky to find 50000+ of them, quite a spectacle !

    Here's a view very early in the morning

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    Let us see your shots of animals in or preparing for migration !

    C U,
    Rafael​
     
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  3. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Still at the Lac du Der, but later that day ...

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    FYI, these are shot with a GH2 and a Nikkor 300/2.8 + TC300 (2x) for a total focal length of 600mm, equaling a 1200mm lens field of view on the classic 35mm camera>

    C U,
    Rafael​
     
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  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Great idea - I really like the second and third posts, very nice shots.
     
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  5. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    The nighthawks are migrating through this week, but as they only hunt at dusk, all I got were lots of outlines against a gray sky.
     
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  6. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Some more cranes at sunrise

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    C U,
    Rafael​
     
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  7. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    It's still just outlines against a gray sky, but the nighthawks were still here yesterday. This is their normal time to migrate through southwest Virginia, the last week in September.

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    nighthawks by foxtail_1, on Flickr
     
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