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  • Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sports

    Not so long ago for my birthday, I bought the Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sports, Canon mount, to complete my lenses collection. That was for me a long awaited type of lens, that I couldn’t afford until recently. I was also looking at the Canon EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM, but it is too expensive. I don’t even talk about the 600mm ^^ Through this article you will discover the features and specifications of this Sigma …

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  • Lynx in Switzerland

    The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), is the largest of the European felines Hunted to extinction in Switzerland in the early 1900s, then reintroduced 40 years ago, its population is stable there. However, the lynx remains considered as an endangered species in central Europe. Conflicts with humans arise mainly when felines sometimes attack goats or sheep, so that some lynx are poached. According to the KORA (Center for Carnivore Ecology and Wildlife Management), deer and chamois represent 88% of the lynx’s …

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  • Buy a Trail Camera

    If you want to buy a trail camera (or camera trap) in order to discreetly observe nature, here is an article to give you my opinion on trail cameras. The 4 models that I will review here are: Numaxes SL1008, Tec.Bean SG-009, Wimius H6 and Clobo HC002. For the Wimius H6 and Clobo HC002 models, these are trail cameras that I have recently bought. So I can only give you my opinion after a few days of use. Before I …

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  • Gran Paradisio, Val de Cogne, Italy

    The Val de Cogne is a side valley of the Aosta Valley in Italy. It extends over part of the Gran Paradisio National Park, and includes the summit of the same name. The Val de Cogne opens and divides into four minor valleys: Valnontey to the south, the valley of Grauson to the north, the valley of Urtier and the Valeille to the east. The Valnontey is the name of a side valley of the Val de Cogne, but also …

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  • Mont Avic Natural Park, Italy

    In Italy, the Mont Avic Natural Park is the first regional natural park in the Aosta Valley, and is located right next to the Gran Paradiso National Park. This protected area partially includes the communes of Champdepraz and Champorcher. Covering more than 980 hectares, Mont Avic Natural Park is home to the largest pine forest in the Aosta Valley. Due to the irregularity of the land, which makes the natural park of Mont-Avic less accessible to tourists, the park has …

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  • Red Deer Mating Season

    The impressive roar (bellow) of the red deer stag can be heard during the mating season (the rut period). The Rut refers not only to the time of year when some mammal species are sexually receptive and mating, but also to the behavior they adopt. In Europe, red deer’s mating season occurs during the Fall for about a month (from mid-September to mid-October), around the autumnal equinox. Much less cautious than usual, male and female red deers gather together in …

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  • Autumn Colors – Mood

    Here are some photos of the Autumn colors, simply to feel the mood of it. Not really some landascape photos during this Fall season, but more some closeup shots. A bit of challenge, using prime lenses (Sigma 50mm F1.4 art and Canon 100mm Macro) mainly, to play with the fixed focal length and the bokeh. It forces you more to move around your subject, and try different angles and points of view. Colorful, Autumn is a great season to photograph …

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  • Doubs Drought 2018

    Here are some pictures of the drought on the Doubs in 2018. The photos were taken during a hike along the “river” to photograph the autumn colors in Switzerland. The Franco-Swiss river, in 2018, saw its flow pass below the threshold limit, and the last great drought dates back to 1906. The temperature of the water is becoming critical for the fish, so much so that there may be no more fishing possible for at least 4 to 5 years. …

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  • Little hike in Mont Avic park, Italy

    Some pictures taken during a quick little hike in Mont Avic park, in Italy,, made in the evening when arriving at the natural park, by the valley of Champorcher. It is a kind of apertizer, while waiting to write a more complete article on the hike made on the next day. A short walk to Lake Muffé, as a warm up and a way to enjoy a break granted by the rain. Mount Avic Natural Park, created in 1989 and …

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  • Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

    Established in 1922, the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy (Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso), is the first Italian national park. Located between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions, the park is named after Gran Paradiso mountain, which is included in the park, and is contiguous with the French Vanoise national park. Protecting lots of species (chamois, marmots, bearded vulture, golden eagle, etc.), the park was initially created to protect the endangered alpine ibex, avoiding its extinction. Before its creation, the …

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