Puszcza Białowieska - day 1

So.. Early this year I went to Puszcza Białowieska to try my wildlife photography on more professional level with hideouts and people who takes care of them - www.wildlifephotography.pl . They offer a wide range of different trips to "shoot" different type of animals. The organization was great and I met some really nice people. I had a bit of bad luck when it comes to weather - it was absolutely freezing cold with temperatures during the day between -17*C and -22*C. If I go next year (and I plan to do so) I will definitely need better shoes.. :) It was nice on one hand - sun on the first day worked really well with small birds at the bird feeder who were there throughout the day. But on the last day, when we were trying to shoot birds of prey it was not that good.

But in general I am very happy that I went there. Of course I was a bit sad that I didn't have better photo equipment, but that's a never ending story, really. I really, really hate the noise on my APSC, but it would be so expensive to switch to FF. :(

So here are some of the best shots I was able to make during day one. Mostly Tits and Woodpeckers. :)

New lens

So around two weeks I finally bought Canon 100-400 mm lenses. I've been thinking about it for years, now I am a very happy owner. I already did some trial runs in the field (Milicz Ponds) and I am so pleased with results! Lenses are sharp and the image they produced is great. Check out some of the photos. Also 2x extender is on the way, yay!


Luna

Just a few more shots made with Takumar 50mm/1.4. The model is my sister's cat Luna. Absolutely adorable cat. :)

Bird feeder

Last winter I haven't seen any birds other than pigeons flying around the block I live in. But this year I saw some tits coming and checking us out so I decided to leave some food for them for the upcoming winter. They don't show much but sparrows are just loving it, most of the time there is one of them eating like he hadn't seen food in a month. And the winter have been very warm so far! I enjoy watching them, now I have national geographic channel inside and outside. :)