Somehow autumn has passed me by a little so far. Normally at this time of year I walk into the autumn forests and focus on colours and shapes. But so far this year I have lacked the motivation. And when I did go, many trees were dried out rather than coloured; moreover, due to the warmth, the photogenic ingredients such as mist, frost and morning dew were missing. So I went once again to a nature reserve where I have already spent a lot of time this year.
After completing my first kingfisher series in August, the activity ebbed somewhat as described. However, kingfishers have the property to secure the population by high reproduction rates and indeed, there was still one breeding into September. So I can show you another (although smaller) series of kingfisher pictures 😀
The offspring of this brood was unfortunately less frequent in the places accessible to us, but I was still able to photograph some kingfishers in the last few weeks. On 7 days I finally went home without a picture. Already a stupid feeling, if one has squatted in each case hours under the camouflage net, I am simply not used to it as a "part-time Wildlifer" 😅.
Nevertheless, you could always hear them even on such days and also watch them flying several times, which is also nice. That's one thing at all that I like very much compared to landscape photography: the tension is extremely high and the joy about the appearance of the animal is actually even greater than with a sunset. Squatting in one spot, on the other hand, is an aspect I won't miss in contrast to the many landscape sessions I've done in recent weeks.
Finally this time it worked out with photos of the kingfisher on a thin lichen branch as well as a habitat shot, which I could still implement in mid-October. All pictures made with Z9 + 800 PF.
Enough of words and many greetings,
I hope you enjoyed the series 🖐