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Eastern Black-eared Wheatear oenanthe melanoleuca

Birdwatching trip around Bulgaria

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Birdwatching trip Birdwatching trip around just ended. I guided a group of 5 British birders for 9 days around the country. The result is a fantastic list of nearly 200 birds seen and/or heard.…
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SNAPP Guides available for download

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Dear friends and fellow photographers I’m proud and excited to announce that after many months of hard work our new app for photographers, SNAPP Guides, is now available on iOS in the App Store (coming soon on Android)!…
St Ivan Rilski Church

Landscape photography weekend

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Landscape photography The past few days were quite dynamic in terms of traveling, landscape photography and emotions. The national holiday of Bulgaria, March 3rd , gave us a few extra days in the middle of the week and a total of 4 days holiday:  Time enough to travel to further destinations.…
Sunset over Stob pyramids

Stob pyramids

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Landscape photography trip Stob pyramids are a majestic set of land formation situated only about an hour drive south of Sofia, Bulgaria. At the end of the road you start a walk along a track for about 40 minutes that takes you up to a wonderful panorama view.…
Long-legged Buzzard

Bird photography hides test

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I just returned from testing two new photography hides for Eastern Imperial Eagle. Colleagues have been feeding the eagles weekly for a few months now and we had left a photo trap to follow the scene.…
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Buzludzha sunrise

It was freezing cold! I spent about two minutes without gloves setting my camera and then could not feel my fingers. I seriously thought I might be on my way to loose my fingers but could not admit it.…
SNAPP guides campaign

SNAPP guides seek your support

A new innovative photography location finder called SNAPP guides started its campaign on Kickstarter – you can check it out at http://kck.st/1NGXfwH The link contains full description of the app content including: superb locations for photography in a number of countries based on local knowledge simple to use suitable times and conditions inspirational images creative tips beautiful design detailed maps to use both on and offline option to create itineraries option to sync across devices SNAPP guides campaign   You can see the full desciption of the campaign on its page in Kickstarter here. …
Pygmy Cormorant © Iordan Hristov

september birding trip: day 4 – pygmy cormorant

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Today was going to be my last day. Another guide will come to take over and continue the trip with the group. I really didn’t want to leave but i had to. The group was wonderful and we had great time.…
Sunset over Pomorie saltpans © Iordan Hristov

september birding trip: day 3 – saltpans

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Today we are traveling towards the coast where the group will stay for three nights. We decided to have an earlier breakfast and depart earlier to have enough time for birding along the route.…
Red-footed Falcon © Iordan Hristov

september birding trip: day 2 – Red-footed Falcon

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What an exciting day. I really needed to do some birding lately and here i go. I finally had the chance to do some proper all day birding. We started with a bre breakfast walk around Krumovgrad which took us down to the river.…