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A few weeks ago I posted an image of a picturesque sunset over the port of Athens. This is the scene when I turned completely around and looked at the Acropolis. The light was changing so fast... I think that 5 minutes after taking this image the scene and colour were completely flat. .
I was glad I hiked that hill that evening (see earlier post for the story) 🌅 🇬🇷 .
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#sunrise_and_sunsets
#athensgreece #athenscity #acropolis #acropolisofathens #sunsetathens #greece💙 #greeksunset #greecestagram #ifttt #fbp #twitter  #athensvibe  #athensview #bestsunsets #duskypink #magiclight #magicsky #nikon_landscape #magicsunset #ig_greece #in_athens #vintage_greece #sunset_greece #great_captures_greece #ancientathens #greece🇬🇷 #earthpix #jaw_dropping_shotz #greecelover_gr
Northern Gannet - coming at ya' with its 1.7 meter wingspan (Morus bassanus).
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Taken at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, Newfoundland, Canada 🇨🇦.
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Check out the second image for a picture of "bird rock" where over 24'000 of these birds nest.
Definitely another birding "must" if you're ever in Newfoundland. You'll be seeing more of these guys in my feed down the road 🐦.
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#northerngannet #northerngannets #birdsofnewfoundland #morusbassanus #seabirds #seabird #capestmarysecologicalreserve #capestmarys #birdstagram #ig_birds #bestbirdshots #birds #your_best_birds #birdsofinstagram #bif #birdsinflight #bb_of_ig #birds_captures #birdsofcanada #birdsofinsta #birdrock #seabirdsanctuary #ecologicalreserve #birdsanctuary #birdsinflight #divingbirds #nikond4 #nikonwildlife
Correction: thanks to a friend who is an entomologist, the species has been correctly identified as a "Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia)". The description and hashtags below now reflect the correct name.
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Thanks to @artic.flower ! 🦋
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Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia).
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I'm not terribly good at butterfly identification. Thankfully, there's Google/Wiki to educate me. However, I do think that they make great subjects for macro photography. Do you agree?
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Tag someone who likes insect photography!
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#nymphalidae #butterflyphotography #macrophotography #insectphotography #insectphoto #nikond7000 #nikon105mm #nikonmacro #ifttt #twitter #fbp #butterflygarden #butterflyworld #butterflyflower #macrophoto #papillonsofinstagram #papillon #papillons #smetterling #ig_insects_macro #instabutterfly #butterfliesofinstagram #gardenphotography #nikon_macro #igclub_butterfly #silverwashedfritillary #argynnispaphia
Sunday Selfie. Taking a break while hiking high in the Swiss Alps a few years back.
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Photo credit @putziron (with my Nikon D7000 at the time). Actually, maybe this doesn't count as a selfie since, someone else clicked the shutter!?
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The more I think about it, I'm realizing that I'm really not good with Instagram protocol. 😜🤳 .
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#selfiesunday #notgoodwithselfies #whatisaselfieanyway #swissalps #swisshiking #swissalps🇨🇭 #switzerland🇨🇭 #alps🗻 #inlovewithswitzerland #switzerlandpictures #ig_swiss #selfieday #selfiefun #ifttt #fbp #twitter #swiss #outdoorslife #outdoorsman #naturerocks #nikond7000 #nikonphoto
A few images from today's shoot at the international rugby game between Switzerland and Lisbon in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. 🏉🇨🇭 🇵🇹.
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I rarely post any sports images since they tend to clash with the Instagram idea of having a "focused" feed - I admit that I absolutely hate that idea though, since I like to shoot a variety of genres including landscape, travel, wildlife, aerial, astro/night and sports. I would even like to shoot more sports, since I generally love the atmosphere of many sports, having played and been around many for my entire life.
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Since you're reading this and following my feed (at least sometimes), I'd love to have your opinion on this.
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Should an Instagram feed reflect all of the photographer's sometimes varied interests?  Or, should one rather stick to a niche genre... or even branch out with various dedicated instagram accounts? That sounds like way too much work for me though - I'd seriously rather be out shooting. 😜
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Seriously... discuss below! .
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#rugby #swissrugby #switzerlandrugby #neuchatelrugby #neuchatelrugbyclub #sportphotography #sportsphotography #sportsshooter #sportstersofinstagram #ig_sports #ig_rugby #ifttt #fbp #twitter #iloverugby #iloverugby🏉 #portugalrugby #instasports #instastrategy
Have a good weekend everyone!
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Get enough sleep and don't be grumpy like this guy... he doesn't seem to be at all happy about a photographer waking him up from his little siesta in the calm, blue waters of Lake Geneva. 😅 🦆.
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Taken in Geneva, Switzerland a long time ago.
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#angryduck #angryduckface #sleepyduck #moodyduck #grumpyduck #grumpyface #dontmesswithducks #mallards #sleepingduck #ifttt #fbp #twitter #nikon_hunt #ig_ducks #ig_birds #ducks #duckphotography #duckphoto #meanduck #meanduckface #thatsenoughhashtagsfortoday .
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Temple of Heaven • UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beijing, China 🇨🇳.
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Perhaps one of the most photographed and visited sites in Beijing. I've almost succeeded in doing the impossible - which was to photograph the temple without any person in the image. I did say "almost".
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#templeofheaven #notourists #heyimatourist #unescoworldheritagesite #unescoheritage #visitchina #visitbeijing #chinatrips #beijinglife #ifttt #fbp #twitter #ig_china #travelchina #photochallenges #igtravels #nopandashere #unescosite #chinesearchitecture #instachina #igchina #chinesetemple #ig_beijing #instabeijing #travelphotographer
My 100th post!  Thank you for the suggestions yesterday for those who saw my story. The majority of those that sent me a message proposed a wildlife image, so let's go with a bird...! 🐦😉.
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The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world (wiki).
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They may be widespread, but they are also quite hard to photograph in flight due to their small size, their erratic flight patterns and their aerial insect-hunting. Add a rather difficult background (like a grass field), and most autofocus systems will really struggle to keep a continuous lock. However, they usually fly in largish, circular patterns about pastures in sparse flocks, so you do often get ample attempts to lock on to one. IMO, it's the continuous tracking of the camera's autofocus that is the challenge.
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Taken near our house last summer in the Val-de-Ruz, Neuchatel, Switzerland 🇨🇭.
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#barnswallow #hirundorustica #swallow #ifttt #fbp #twitter #animal_captures #animals_in_world #splendid_animals #animals_captures #wildlifephotography #birdphotography #wildlifephoto #nikon_hunt 
#nikon_top #splendid_birds #birdstagram #birdsofinstagram #ig_birds #ig_birdswatchers 
#birdstagram  #bif #birdsinflight  #swisswildlife #nikon_animal #instabird #instabirds #vogel #birdsofeurope
In the days before drones we hired an airplane, opened the window and stuck the lens outside. However, on this tour through the Alps I would have maybe preferred a drone... it was a pretty bumpy ride, and keeping the lens on any target proved to be a challenge that day. My stomach was happy to be back on the ground, with pilot Simon (last image) 🤢
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This is the The Matterhorn, as seen from the Swiss/Italian side 🇨🇭 🏔 🇮🇹 4477m.
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The second photo is a snap of the summit ridge, as seen from over Simon's shoulder. He's flying a Pilatus Porter aircraft, which maneuvers and responds terrifically, so we could approach quite close to the summit by airplane standards, despite the wind/thermals that day.
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The third image is the Matterhorn summit ridge. To provide some scale, the cross on the right is about twice as high as a human adult.
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#matterhorn #cervin #swissalps #pilatusporter #matterhornsummit #aerialphotography #aerialphoto #matterhornmountain #airphotography #switzerland🇨🇭 #switzerlandpictures #switzerlandalps #beforedrones #ifttt #fbp #twitter #alps #alpinepeaks #swisspeaks #4000meter #inlovewithswitzerland #Nikon #ig_swiss #ig_mountains #ig_mountain
Greylag Goose in flight near the Fanel bird sanctuary (Marin, Switzerland) 🇨🇭.
~ Anser anser .
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#birdstagram #greylaggoose #greylag #fanel #bif #birdsinflight #goose #anser #anseranser #ifttt #fbp #twitter #animal_captures #animals_in_world #splendid_animals #animals_captures #animalelite  #wildlifephotography #birdphotography #wildlifephoto #wildlifelovers #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeaddicts #nikon_hunt #nikon300mm #nikond4 #swisswildlife #nikon_animal
Female Great-tailed Grackle, or Mexican Grackle. Taken near Cancun, Mexico 🇲🇽.
~ Quiscalus mexicanus.
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Very smart, very social, very loud... and very handsome! .
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#quiscalusmexicanus #grackle #mexicangrackle #grackles #birdsofmexico #mexicanbirds #ifttt #fbp #twitter #animal_captures #animals_in_world #splendid_animals #animals_captures #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotography #birdphotography #wildlifephoto #wildlifelovers #wildlifeplanet #nikon_hunt 
#nikon_top #splendid_birds #nikonmexico #birdstagram #birdsofinstagram #nikon_animal #ig_birds #ig_birdswatchers
Beautiful and imposing Mt. Rundle - a landmark in the Canadian Rockies, overlooking the towns of Banff and Canmore, Alberta 🇨🇦.
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My photography time was very limited on this trip, and morning light was not an option. Luckily there were some clouds on this day which help to provide a bit of depth here.
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Swipe left and then back again. Which version do you prefer? .
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#canadianrockies #canadianrockies🇨🇦 #canadianrockiesrock #mountainscape #mountainlandscape #nikonlandscape #visitalberta #visitbanfftoday #banffnationalpark #banff #ifttt #fbp #twitter #mountrundle #mtrundle #ifttt #fbpage #twitter #landscapephotography #rockymountains #canadarockies #visitcanada #canmorealberta #canmore #colororblackandwhite #canada🍁 #niksilver #nikond800