18 June 2013

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

A new aproach, much less common than use telephoto lenses: photographing vultures with a wide angle lens. According to the specific circunstances in each case, i use infra-red beam cekks - like in the present example - or a remote control device. It is a simple technique, and yet there a number of particularities that make it hard to use, such as: the inpredictability about the day and hour of the incoming of the birds - hence the difficulty in predicting the angle of incidence of the sun rays -, the brutality of the attack and the risks it represents for the equipment, and the relatively complex logistics involved.

Nikon D300 + Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 (15 mm) + Jama BIR2
iso 320, 1/250, f13