Bulgaria

Spotted Nutcracker close up

How to photograph Spotted Nutcracker?

Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes is a smart bird to photograph. I posted a series of Nutcracker images in January 2014 and opportunities for photographing Spotted Nutcracker in Bulgaria.…
mountains in Bulgaria images

Autumn colors in Vratchanski balkan, Bulgaria

Autumn colours are rather picturesque for landscape photographers. This is what made us plan a trip to a place which is not rather popular: Vratchanski  balkan. Situated only about an hour drive north of Sofia it is still rather preserved with open plateau and meadows, deep gorges, and old forest.…

Trekking trip in Rila mountains

Recently I realized it has been a long time since I last did a trekking trip in the Bulgarian mountains. I somehow missed it so decided to utilize an opportunity for a work assignment to the south-western part of Bulgaria.…

Seascapes in Bulgaria

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In the last couple of weeks I have been reading and watching videos quite a bit about seascape photography. I have been looking at images with filters and thinking about possible areas where I could take some pictures.…

Vulture photography trip coming up

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It is Friday and it is time for new adventures. Couple of phone calls and here I am on the way to the Eastern Rhodope mountains: the realm of Vultures. The Egyptian vultures are already on their way to the south but Griffons should be here in their strongholds.…

Black-winged Stilt photography in Bulgaria

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Black-winged Stilts are peculiar birds but rather difficult to photograph because of their black and white colors. I decided to give them a try and visited a wetland on the Bulgarian Black sea coast.…

Kestrel photography

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With the birdwatching groups that I guide, we regularly see the Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus but to photograph it, is a different story. I have had only a few lucky distant shots but never this close.…

Turnstone photography

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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.…

Nine day birdwatching and photography trip with belgium photographers finished with great success

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This time the group was with Belgium birdwatchers and photographers who wanted to photograph every single bird they see. This didn’t always happen but we did get a few decent shots of birds like Levant Sparrowhawk, Black-headed Bunting, Stone Curlew, European Bee-eater, Wallcreeper, Firecrest, Ortolan Bunting, Orphean Warbler, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Rose-coloured Starling, Pied Wheatear, Paddifield Warbler, Bearded Tit, to name but a few.…