понеделник, 25 август 2014 г.

Paddyfield Warbler photography in Bulgaria

Paddyfield Warbler is an Asian species and many birders have seen it there. However, there aren't many places in Europe where one can see it. The Western border of its distribution range is on the Western Black Sea coast, namely several sites at the Bulgarian and Romanian Black sea coast. These are the only places in Europe where the species breeds. Of course it is occasionally observed as a vagrant in a number of Western European countries but hard to guarantee. Well, we are lucky to have it breeding in Bulgaria and show it to our guests coming for birding trips.

Here are a few images I took during the birdwatching trips that I guided this year:

bird photography in Bulgaria
Paddyfield Warbler photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Paddyfield Warbler photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Paddyfield Warbler photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Paddyfield Warbler photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Paddyfield Warbler photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Paddyfield Warbler photography, copyright Iordan Hristov

петък, 15 август 2014 г.

Turnstone photography

Another photography session proved successful. This time the objects were a couple of Turnstones which was calmly sitting and feeding in Poda reserve in Bulgaria regardless of the group of 5 photographers that I guided.

bird photography in Bulgaria
Turnstone photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Turnstone photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Turnstone photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Turnstone photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Turnstone photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Turnstone photography, copyright Iordan Hristov

вторник, 12 август 2014 г.

Ortolan Bunting photography

Ortolan Buntings are charismatic birds. Perhaps this is one of the reason for every foreign birdwatcher and wildlife photographer coming to Bulgaria to search for them. I got these shots during one of the birdwatching and photography trips that I guided around Bulgaria in may this year. Enjoy:

bird photography in Bulgaria
Ortolan Bunting photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Ortolan Bunting photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Ortolan Bunting photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Ortolan Bunting photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Ortolan Bunting photography, copyright Iordan Hristov

неделя, 3 август 2014 г.

Firecrest photography

Going over my images from the spring tours that I guided this year in Bulgaria I got a series of Firecrest images I decided to share. Enjoy!

bird photography in Bulgaria
Firecrest photography in Bulgaria
bird photography in Bulgaria
Firecrest photography in Bulgaria
bird photography in Bulgaria
Firecrest photography in Bulgaria
bird photography in Bulgaria
Firecrest photography in Bulgaria
bird photography in Bulgaria
Firecrest photography in Bulgaria
bird photography in Bulgaria
Firecrest photography in Bulgaria

вторник, 29 юли 2014 г.

Butterfly photography

I finally managed to go over some of my images from the past weeks. Since summer is better for butterflies rather than birds, last weekend I decided to go out for some more shots. Here are a few of the images.

Butterfly photography
Balkan Copper Lycaena candens (male)
Butterfly photography
Balkan Copper Lycaena candens (female)
Butterfly photography
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros
Butterfly photography

Butterfly photography

Butterfly photography

Butterfly photography

Butterfly photography
Marbled White Melanagria galathea
Butterfly photography

Butterfly photography

Butterfly photography

Butterfly photography

Butterfly photography


Butterfly photography

понеделник, 21 юли 2014 г.

Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria

Wallcreepers are superb birds to observe and photograph. Unfortunately they are ever so difficult being either too high, or in too dark places. There is a traditional place in Bulgaria where I take my birdwatching and photography groups to at least this lovely bird. In certain time of the year the birds can be photographed. Some people say this is one of the best sites in Europe where the birds can be observed just by the road.

Here are a few of my shots.

Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria, copyright Iordan Hristov
If interested in a photography trip with these lovely objects or just observing these birds just drop me a line.

петък, 18 юли 2014 г.

A day at lake Kerkini

At the end of May, I spent a day at lake Kerkini with a group of British photographers. Here a few images from my trip there that I finally managed to select and post-process.

Here is the description of the day that I posted during the trip.

Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov
Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov
Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov
Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov
Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov
Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov

Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov
Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov
Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov
Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov


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Grey Heron in a fight with Great crested Grebe, copyright Iordan Hristov
Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill feeding young, copyright Iordan Hristov
Great crested Grebe, copyright Iordan Hristov
Great crested Grebe, copyright Iordan Hristov
Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Red-rumped Swallow, copyright Iordan Hristov
Red-rumped Swallow, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spotted Fritillary Melitaea didyma, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spotted Fritillary Melitaea didyma, copyright Iordan Hristov
Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia, copyright Iordan Hristov
Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia, copyright Iordan Hristov
Nettle tree butterfly Libythea celtis, copyright Iordan Hristov
Nettle tree butterfly Libythea celtis, copyright Iordan Hristov
Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris
Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris
Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris
Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris
Glossy Ibis, copyright Iordan Hristov
Glossy Ibis, copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov
Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, Grey Heron and Little Egret, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill chick, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov
Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov
Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov
Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov
Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov
Squacco Heron photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov
Well I hope you have reached the end here :) Hope you enjoyed it. If interested in a guided trip to the lake, just drop me a line.