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  • Red Deer Mating Season

    The impressive roar (bellow) of the red deer stag can be heard during 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 open …

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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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  • Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Version

    I was looking for an affordable super zoom lens, and the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Version appeard to be my final choice aftre reading and watching lots of reviews. So here is mine, after almost three years of use. The reason that I wanted a new super zoom lens, is because I wasn’t happy anymore with the results I was getting with my Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM C-AF (Article coming soon). My choice of …

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  • Abandoned Houses, Quebec, Eastern Townships

    Exploring two abandoned houses in Quebec, and more specifically, in the Eastern Townships, here are some pictures of those places left almost in ruins. Urbex and rurex, very popular in Quebec, allow to immerse yourself, during a photo session, in a more or less distant time, and to discover the vestiges of this one. Here are two abandoned houses. The first one, a wooden house, could be used as a location for a horror film, because of its isolation, but …

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  • Wildlife Photography Shots – 150th Article!

    Some Wildlife photography shots to celebrate the 150th article on the website! I take this opportunity to gather and share various shots from 2017, which for most of them, have never been posted. Most of them were taken in Switzerland, and few from Finland. Wildlife photography is quite difficult when you do it 100% in the Wild. When you have the chance to encounter the animals, it’s still unsure that you will have the good light, that there is no …

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  • Alpine ibexes, Creux du Van, Switzerland

    Le Creux du Van in Switzerland is famous for its alpine ibexes. Easy access (too much perhaps), this nature reserve is home to a group of alpine ibexes, which can be, depending on the day, easily observable. These photos at Le Creux du Van, were taken in winter (mating season for alpine ibexes), and allow to see male ibex (goats), females (“étagnes”), and their young (“cabris”). The images are not from this year, but I didn’t had time to publish …

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  • Areuse Gorges, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    The Areuse Gorges (Gorges de l’Areuse in French) are located in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Hiking on the trails along the Areuse River is relatively easy, and it is a beautiful walk in a surprising scenery. The Areuse takes its source from St-Sulpice and crosses the Val de Travers. From the Champ-du-Moulin, the river rushes into magnificent gorges (The Gorges de l’Areuse) before reaching the town of Boudry, and then finally flows in Neuchâtel Lake. The photos of …

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