11 octombrie 2017

15 septembrie 2017

Kingfisher (Pescaras albastru / Ivan Pescarul / Alcedinide), Juvenile

Kingfisher (Pescaras albastru / Ivan Pescarul / Alcedinide), Juvenile

Kingfisher (Pescaras albastru / Ivan Pescarul / Alcedinide), Juvenile, in Danube Delta

Kingfishers or Alcedinidae are a family of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species found outside the Americas.
The family contains 114 species and is divided into three subfamilies: river kingfishers (Alcedininae), tree kingfishers (Halcyoninae), and water kingfishers (Cerylinae).

Kingfisher (Pescaras albastru / Ivan Pescarul / Alcedinide), Juvenile, in Danube Delta. The white tip to the bill indicates that this is a juvenile too (5-6 weeks old).

Read more on wikipedia or sor.ro (romanian)

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14 septembrie 2017

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus / Tiganus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus / Tiganus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus / Tiganus) in Danube Delta
The glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. The scientific name derives from Ancient Greek plegados and Latin, falcis, both meaning "sickle" and referring to the distinctive shape of the bill. More...

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04 septembrie 2017

21 august 2017

Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata / Muscar sur)

Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata / Muscar sur)


În România și Republica Moldova este o pasăre obișnuită. Apare ca pasăre de vară, sosind primăvara și migrează toamna în Africa. În România se găsește pe tot cuprinsul țării, mai ales în ținuturile pădurilor joase, străbătute de ape; este frecventă în Delta Dunării. (sursa: wikipedia)

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19 august 2017

Cover for Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens from HUGA Nature

Cover for Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens from HUGA Nature

The neoprene cover serves several purposes. Firstly, the camouflage breaks up the outlines of lens which is important while shooting wildlife. Also, the neoprene cover is waterproof and acts as an excellent thermal and dust barrier. And, most important, it acts as a protection against scratches and scrapes helping to preserve the value of the Equipment.

LensCoat is the leading manufacturer of neoprene covers for camera lenses, but their products are quite expensive and the transportation costs and custom duties in EU double the price.



If you are based in Europe, HUGA Nature from Poland seems to be a good alternative to look for. I've purchased from HUGA Nature the Cover for Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens and I'm really impressed with the quality. Before ordering, I've had doubts that all pieces would perfectly fit on the lens, but now I can confirm that everything went smooth.  

HUGA Nature LensCover on Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
HUGA Nature LensCover on Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

The HUGA Nature website is not really friendly with non-Polish speakers, but you can order their products on Ebay.co.uk from hubertus-85 user (100% positive Feedback at the date of this article).

In conclusion, I do recommend this highly quality neoprene cover which provides an excellent protection and camouflage for your lens.

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18 august 2017