Featured Few days in Bavarian Forest

Discussion in 'Nature' started by ak300, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 18, 2014
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    We spent a few days in Bayerischer Wald. Of course, we had some time in "Tier-Freigelände im Nationalparkzentrum Lusen" which provides the opportunity to take photographs of animals in a rather natural environment. Please enjoy watching:

    (young brown bears in action, image details)

    (female wild cat, image details)

    (lynx, image details)

    (lesser spotted eagle, image details)

    (Eurasian eagle-owl, image details)

    (lynx, image details)

    (female wildcat, image details)

    Best regards, Alex
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  2. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Some great shots, especially the first and 2nd to last.
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  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    Nice pictures.
  4. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Great shots, love the detail in the feathers and hair.
  5. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 18, 2014
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Thank you very much. Two days were reserved for hiking and snow melting results in some nice rapids and cascades:

    (Wildauerbach, image details)

    (Riesbach, image details)

    (Rieslochfälle, image details)

    If somebody has some suggestions how to process the last image, please go ahead and feel free to process the image - I'm not convinced by the present state ...

    Best regards, Alex
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  6. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    first photo a real winner!
  7. hias

    hias Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 6, 2016
    Nice, that's close to where I live, and one of my favorite locations (Rissloch, Arber Region). Last time I've been there, those waterfalls were partly covered in ice, a really beautiful place.
    Just checked the weather forecast for a weekend hike, but there is still a lot of snow - I'm a little sick of ice and snow :/
  8. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 18, 2014
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Then try snowshoeing. Unfortunately, there were already big parts which were already snow-free. At Arber it was difficult without snowshoes from the south side (maybe this weekend is already fine) whereas Lusen was better without snowshoes from the south. East side of Lusen was to difficult without support of snowshoes; we had to climb up to Lusen again.

    (lynx, image details)

    Best regards, Alex
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  9. hias

    hias Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 6, 2016
    Yea, it's more about all my photos of the last months are mostly white :)
    Arber is pretty easy without snowshoes via Rissloch in winter, the trail is thanks to all the snowshoe walkers in good hiking condition, as long as there is no ice...
    If you leave the trail, well, you're stuck in hip-deep snow.

    Love the Lynx.
  10. Sam0912

    Sam0912 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 1, 2012
    Stunning photos of a stunning place, which is now on my bucket list. Thank you
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  11. Gregory

    Gregory Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2017
    Nice shots. Good fun. Thanks for sharing them. However...

    Olympus cameras come with a default setting of "Keep Warm Colors" for white balance set to Auto. The first thing to do when cracking open a new Olympus is to turn this setting off. When on, images produced are very yellow. Your images have too much yellow for my eye. I suggest you take the picture of the female wildcat to post once more and throttle yellow saturation back or darken the yellow. I think you may actually like the colors more. As always, YMMV.
  12. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I liked, then un-liked and liked again your pics because they are so good I had to like it twice.

    Simply amazing work.
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  13. Tifoso

    Tifoso Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2015
    Klasse Aufnahmen :bravo-009:

    Greetings from Mannheim...
  14. Gidget

    Gidget Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2010
    Leah Hallett
    Here Kitty kitty kitty....

    Beautiful work!
  15. dh202

    dh202 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    @ak300@ak300 Stunning images. Luv the way you 'framed' Owl
  16. marting24

    marting24 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2014
    Martin Gonzalez
    My goodness, came here for the bear photo and was blown away by the whole set. Exceptional work mate!
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  17. NCV

    NCV Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2016
    Wonderful pictures.
  18. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    VERY Nice!
  19. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 18, 2014
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    I actually don't think that this specific setting does affect the image appearance in the present case. The only situations where I notice considerable differences when turning off "Keep Warm Colors" is indoors or under neonlight conditions. For this contribution, most probably the to-the-edge-saturation of my images leads to your impression on some screens. I can understand people who don't like that and perhaps my taste will change sometime in future, too. At the moment, the prints are fine (for my purpose) and thus I trust my monitor calibration to some extent. I think this holds true for some processing steps I typically apply to images - like sharpening which is way to much for some tastes. Thank you for your critics!

    Here are some latecomers:

    (Rieslochfälle, image details)

    (lynx, image details)

    (wildcat, image details)

    (lynx, image details)

    Please see the glitter in his eyes in the last image ...

    Best regards, Alex
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  20. dh202

    dh202 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    I am viewing on a well calibrated monitor and your images look just fine to my taste also ;-) well done
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