Category Archives: Nature and Animals

Monkey family

I got to test my brand new zoom lens in South Africa and Namibia! Lucky me! here´s the first post of (hopefully) a lot with photographs of this amazing countries and their landscapes and animals.

This was my first time in Africa, and for sure I´ll be back, to know other countries and back to these two that are absolutely breathtaking. When I sort the pictures trying to choose the best shots to post, it´s not easy. Beside the amount of pictures taken, it´s how stunning a lot of them are. I take breaks and remember the trip, and how I felt. And now I feel blessed that I got to see all this marvelous this nature has to offer.

In this occasion I´ll show you this family of monkey, mother, father and baby. Very cute!

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Trying my new Canon 55-250mm

I bought a cheap Canon 55-250, that´s all I can afford right now. Reviews weren´t so bad considering the low price. So I´m giving it a try, hope a don´t regret it. Anyway, this is all I can pay for at the moment, so it would be a little ungrateful to complain.

We all know there´s no need for a fancy and expensive equipment to be a good photographer. So here I go!

Thank you universe for letting me get, finally, a telephoto zoom!

f/9 - 1/320sec - ISO100 - 194mm
f/9 – 1/320sec – ISO100 – 194mm
f/9 - 1/400sec - ISO100 - 90mm
f/9 – 1/400sec – ISO100 – 90mm
f/9 - 1/100sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/100sec – ISO100 – 250mm
f/9 - 1/125sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/125sec – ISO100 – 250mm
f/10 - 1/125sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/125sec – ISO100 – 250mm
f/10 - 1/100sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/100sec – ISO100 – 250mm
f/10 - 1/160sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/160sec – ISO100 – 250mm

WPC: Reflections

Last week I posted a picture of a reflection for the Liquid Travel Theme. I´ll post it again (because I like it so much), but there´re two new reflections for you.

leaves
f/4.5 – 1/160 sec – ISO 125 – 16mm (P&S)
Argentina
f/8 – 1/250 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Argentina
f/8 – 1/250 sec – ISO 100 – 23mm

WPC: Big

We´ve got something big around here. It´s our beautiful glacier! Perito Moreno Glacier is about 80km from where I live, and it´s the main attraction of this tourist point. Why? because is one of the few (if not only) glaciers that can be visited without having to take a boat, or hike for hours, or do anything  physically demanding. You just get to the parking lot and there it is, and if you fell adventurous, you just take the stairs and walk the 5km of paths to get different views. It is also the only glacier in the National Park (which has more than 300 of these) that is not shrinking, which is good news now a day!

But the real show takes place every couple of years (some say it is every four years, but nature has its own clock). It is when the glacier reaches the peninsula and blocks the water flow from the left arm to the one you see on the right, which leads to the main body of the Argentino Lake. A huge mass of ice is accumulated there and the water from the left pushes for a couple of months, until one day it makes its way through and starts leaking to the right side. That´s when the expectation begins, now the water erodes the ice making a beautiful ¨bridge¨ and everybody waits to see the big rupture.

I almost forget about the big thing here, it is 250 km².

Please, click on the image to get a good view.

weekly photo challenge
Sorry, no info, it´s a photo stitch!

I took the panoramic picture above last month. The picture below was taken on January, when the ice was reaching the peninsula.

perito moreno glaciar
f/8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 53mm

 

Travel theme: Animals

What I love about photographing animals is that they don´t pose. Sometimes they notice you´re there, sometimes they don´t. Sometimes they hide, but generally, they don´t. And at the end of the day you always get a natural ¨pose¨, sometimes NatGeo style, ok, that´s probably an exaggeration!

Man´s best friend first!

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f/4.5 – 1/400 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm

Guess this is the other man´s best friend. Though it is in a cage! my gosh!

travel theme
f/4.5 – 1/30 sec – ISO 100 – 57mm

The rabid crab!

animals
f/5.6 – 1/2000 – ISO 100 – 5mm (Point and Shot)

The sleeping beauty…

animals
f/4.5 – 1/25 sec – ISO 800 – 70mm

Crocodile, crocodile, can we cross the river?

animals
f/4.5 – 1/50 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

Call me chicken.

travel theme
f/2.8 – 1/30 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm

Polar bear eating a watermelon.

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f/4.5 – 1/40 sec – ISO 800 – 70mm

The coyote… keeping an eye on…

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f/4.5 – 1/60 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

Oh! I love the giraffe´s pattern! (can I use pattern in this case)

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f/4.5 – 1/160 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

The white tiger.

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f/4.5 – 1/30 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
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f/4 – 1/250 sec – ISO 200 – 53mm

Do you need a tissue?

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f/4.5 – 1/500 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
animals
f/10 – 1/200 sec – ISO 200 – 55mm

This one has been already here, but she deserves it, she´s so nice!

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f/4.5 / 1/250 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
paws
f/4.5 – 1/40 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

I don´t like monkeys, but one of us should be here, right?

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f/4.5 – 1/160 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

She has also been here before… (don´t know why I think is a she)

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f/4.5 /1/50 sec – ISO 800 – 57mm

Funny camel.

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f/3.2 – 1/40 sec – ISO 400 – 23mm

Mother…

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f/ 4.5 /1/100 sec – ISO 100 – 62mm

and son. (or daughter)

travel theme
f/4.5 – 1/100 sec – ISO 100 – 57mm

Strange pig in Borneo.

animals
f/7.1 – 1/160 sec – ISO 800 – 44mm

Travel theme: Flowers

Well, this should be an easy one as I love flowers, though I´m quite bad at taking care of them. When you travel you get to see and photograph beautiful flowers you don´t have to water!

The first three pictures were taken in Chandigarh, India, in a very very hot day. It was so hot I could´t even wait to find the best shot, I took the pictures and run to sit in the shade of a tree.

India
f/8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
India
f/8 – 1/500 sec – ISO 200 – 40mm
India
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

These were taken in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. I couln´t choose one, so I uploaded both.

Thailand
f/4.5 – 1/60 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
Thailand
f/4.5 – 1/60 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

And the Loto flower!

Thailand
f/5 – 1/800 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

I found this strange flower in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. They look like yellow lips trying to kiss!

Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/2000 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

This is one of my favourites!

Malaysia
f/4 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 48mm

And of course, it couldn´t miss the Orchids. I took these pictures at an Orchid Farm in Thailand.

Flowers
f/4.5 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Flowers
f/3.2 – 1/60 sec – ISO 100 – 23mm
Flowers
f/4 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100 – 44mm
Flowers
f/4 – 1/160 sec – ISO 100 – 44mm

Winter is here!

On 21 June it snowed a lot, so on Friday I took some shots. This was quite a big snowfall for us (but I warn you, this is not Canada!)

This is the view from the kitchen´s little window.

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f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm

This is a looot of snow for us, I´m happy!

invierno
f/8 – 1/500 sec – ISO 200 – 40mm
nieve
f/8 – 1/1600 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

Remember the mushrooms? well, here they are surviving the winter…

hongo nieve
f/8 – 1/125 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
snow
f/8 – 1/800 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm

The entrance to our home…

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f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm
arbol
f/8 – 1/320 sec – ISO 200 – 44mm

The stream behind our house.

arroyo
f/8 – 1/160 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm

The twisted tree…  love this one.

snow
f/10 – 1/200 sec – ISO 200 – 17mm
winter
f/10 – 1/160 sec – ISO 200 – 33mm
winter
f/4.5 – 1/160 – ISO 400 – 70mm
winter
f/13 – 1/200 sec – ISO 400 – 17mm
winter
f/4.5 – 1/3200 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm
snow
f/4.5 – 1/500 – ISO 400 – 57mm
bird house
f/4.5 – 1/1000 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm

And last but not least…

snow
f/4.5 – 1/500 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm

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