photography

This category includes photography trips that I have guided or done by myself.

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.…

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.…

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.…

Firecrest photography

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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! Firecrest photography in Bulgaria Firecrest photography in Bulgaria Firecrest photography in Bulgaria Firecrest photography in Bulgaria Firecrest photography in Bulgaria Firecrest photography in Bulgaria…

Butterfly photography

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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. Balkan Copper Lycaena candens (male) Balkan Copper Lycaena candens (female) Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros Marbled White Melanagria galathea…

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.…

A day at lake Kerkini

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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 Grey Heron in a fight with Great crested Grebe, copyright Iordan Hristov Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill feeding young, copyright Iordan Hristov Great crested Grebe, copyright Iordan Hristov Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Red-rumped Swallow, copyright Iordan Hristov Spotted Fritillary Melitaea didyma, copyright Iordan Hristov Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia, copyright Iordan Hristov Nettle tree butterfly Libythea celtis, copyright Iordan Hristov Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris 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 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 Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill, Grey Heron and Little Egret, 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 Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov Well I hope you have reached the end here 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it.…

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.…