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Hi folks,


The sunrise did not reach its highest point yet. It was 5:45 AM in the morning and I was already inside the photo hide, where I was waiting for the raptors to come down. I looked up to the dark blue sky and saw a big venue of vultures coming down. Soon, Griffon vultures and Black vultures arrived and start fighting for carrion. The Crepuscular rays didn’t cover the land yet and the dark vulture shapes were dancing in the darkness.


Behind the rocks a red fox appeared timidly, observing the vultures and looking for some carrion to catch. As soon as I saw the fox, all my interest was instantly focused on him. Watching a wildlife documentary is probably the closest experience to being hidden inside of a photo hide while wild animals are behaving in their own habitat.


You can continue reading my new article in the following link: Scavengers shooting session with the XF100-400mm


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I would like to show you some of the best pictures of the article. Please, read it and leave a comment.


Thank you!


Fujifilm XT-1 + XF16mm f1.4 – ISO400 f5.6 1/12seg




Fujifilm XT-1 + f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR– ISO200 100mm f5.6 1/9seg




Griffon vulture – Fujifilm XT-1 + f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR– ISO400 400mm f5.6 1/180seg




Red Fox – Fujifilm XT-1 + f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR– ISO800 400mm f5.6 1/30seg




Red kite – Fujifilm XT-1 + f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR– ISO1600 372.6mm f5.6 1/2000seg




Black kite – Fujifilm XT-1 + f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR– ISO400 400mm f5.6 1/300seg



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Live in NZ and this is our native owl. Only comes out at night and has a call giving it its name 'morepork' which is what some think it sounds like ! We have two that live and sleep on our farm. Most NZ's have never seen one, only heard it. Took it with my X-T2 50-140 with the 1.4 TC. It's the reason I brought this lens



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