On this day, I went out to our local lake to capture the busy wildlife around 05:30 in the morning. No other persons were around, and I had the whole area from my alone, allowing me to enjoy the sunrise and the awaking wildlife.
Since one week, a Mute Swan Couple has settled at the lake. During this morning, it was so beautiful to watch their early courtship.
With no rush and seems to hover, they were conducting their circles around the lake, volunteering as models in front of my Nikkor 200-500mm.
Enjoy the image, and I hope you will get your chance to watch some swans by yourself.
Until now, everything runs smooth, and motivation is still high.
During a diet, they say that day three is the most difficult one and if you have passed through that day, the chances to keep up with it, doubles! So lets finger crossed!
Although day three was an easy photo challenge day because I took the photo right on my balcony.
Since a couple of days, a little „Great Tit“ (Parus major) revisits me early in the morning, collecting nesting material from one of my roof-top-trees.
I just employed my Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6 and took the images handheld. The soft sidelight from the rising sun illuminated the Great Tit correctly. I only waited for the right moment when a kick light showed up in the Great Tit’s eyes and triggered the shutter release button.
Hope you enjoy the photo like I enjoyed making it!
This time, I took the image very late in the evening. I thought about the shooting all day, but work kept me away from getting all the pieces together for it. Finally, it had been 22:00 when I was able to start.
Nevertheless, it was great fun to set-up the scene and to adjust the lighting and position.
The set-up required only a few items. As a light source, I used a LitraTorch, shading and directing its light with a pair of running gloves (Did not find any other things!).