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Our trip to "Bayerischer Wald" <> Bavarian forest

Discussion in 'Nature' started by ak300, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    We recently had a trip to "Bayerischer Wald" in the Southeast of Germany. Here are some pictures, my wife and I took on our trip. The pictures are taken with E-M1 as well as E-P5.

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    (Live-Time image of a small brook using polarizing filter and ND filter)

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    (lynx at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (boreal owl [maximum 20 cm height] at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (Ural owl at the Lusen National Park Centre)

    Best regards,
    Alex

    Edit: The images taken at Lusen National Park Centre are taken in animal enclosures.
     
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  2. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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  5. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Houston
    Great photos. I know you have a few of the 4/3 lenses so was curious what lenses you took on the trip.
     
  6. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    We had all lenses, we currently have, with us: ZD 300mm 2.8, ZD 150mm 2.0, ZD 14-35mm 2.0, mZD 40-150mm 2.8, mZD 45mm 1.8, mZD 60mm 2.8, mZD 9-18m 4.0-5.6 plus the converters.

    For the animal enclosures - of course - ZD 300mm 2.8, ZD 150mm 2.0 as well as mZD 40-150mm 2.8 were the best choice in combination with the converters since the enclosures are comparably large.

    For hiking small gear, as there are for example mZD 9-18m 4.0-5.6, mZD 40-150mm and 2.8 mZD 60mm 2.8, met our aims perfectly.

    Best regards,
    Alex

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    (infrared image of the small brook)

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    (lynx at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (wildcat with out-of-the-bed look at the Lusen National Park Centre)
     
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  7. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Houston
    Thanks for the reply.............love the last photo of the wildcat.
     
  8. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
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    Andrew
    Lovely images, all of them! Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    (Ural owl at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (female of a blackgame at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (panorama on top of the "Großer Rachel" - please see here for the full image)

    Best regards,
    Alex
     
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  10. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    (lynx at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (Ural owl at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (lynx at the Lusen National Park Centre)

    Best regards,
    Alex
     
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  11. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    (fallow deer)

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    (tree on stones)

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    (boreal owl at the Lusen National Park Centre)

    Best regards,
    Alex
     
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  12. joma416

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    John
    Wow, great shots! The variety of wild life you saw is amazing. The wildcat in the tree seems like one of those once in a lifetime photo ops.
     
  13. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    We just waited some time - two days later and she was nice to us ;) :

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    (wildcat in the trees at the Lusen National Park Centre)

    Best regards,
    Alex

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    (Eurasian teal at the Lusen National Park Centre)
     
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  14. faithblinded

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    Ken
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  15. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Thank you very much for the commendation.

    In order to complete the fallow deer family:

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    (fellow deer)

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    (male of a blackgame at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (Live-Composite image of a small brook)

    Best regards,
    Alex
     
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  16. tkbslc

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    This many excellent wildlife shots would be a good decade for me. And here they are all on one trip!! Outstanding. -
     
  17. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Please don't get me wrong: these animal shots were done at Lusen National Park Centre where you can find animal enclosures as for example rescue/breeding stations. These are the biggest and best enclosures (from zoological as well as photographical point of view), I have ever seen up to now. Nevertheless, I highly respect the real wildlife photographers and what I'm doing here is a completely different story. I will add a remark in the intial post.

    Best regards,
    Alex
     
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  18. nstelemark

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    Larry
    Got to love the 300f2.8 what a stellar lens.
     
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  19. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2014
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    (Ural owl at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (blackgame at the Lusen National Park Centre)

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    (Ural owl at the Lusen National Park Centre [panting due to elevated temperature])

    Best regards,
    Alex
     
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  20. zpuskas

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    Wonderful images, nicely done. Thank you.
     
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