This post was long overdue due. Well, better be late than never. As mentioned earlier, this is not a pure birding trip, nevertheless, managed to take some wildlife during my free time during my short stay in Amsterdam. All photos was taken back in early May this year.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
For all my trip to abroad, one of my the headache usually start with what equipment to bring for the coming trip.
For my last Europe trip, I decided to go light & easy as this trip is not my usual leisure wildlife watching trip but a working trip. I decided to just carry 1 bridge camera. The bridge camera will give me some zoom power for wildlife and my iPhone as a very handy camera to use it mainly for landscape and selfie. I also carry a carbon fiber travel tripod.
Can I survive without my usual DSLR with 500mm lens and a sturdy tripod? Below are some of the photos from my recent trip.
For a DSLR user, I spend sometimes before my trip to get use to the slower response of the bridge camera compare to a DSLR camera. One of the big difference is the focusing speed, especially when the target is the fast moving object, e.g bird in flight. This is the same to any new camera, you have to know the camera well in order to make full use of the camera. I'm glad I spend sometime with it without rely on my DSLR before this trip. I will post more photos on the wild life I taken coming soon...
Saturday, May 21, 2016
I was in Amsterdam attending an exhibition. Took some time to side track visiting a garden near the hotel I stay.
This trip indeed an eye opener for me, I didn't know Mallard can mate in water!
Another thing that I'm not sure is if mating in water is only happening during force mating.