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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY in the forest | Wildlife photography behind the scenes – nikon z7, ftz, camouflage

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY in the forest | Wildlife photography behind the scenes – nikon z7, ftz, camouflage


(Whispering) Oooh, I’m lucky, I’m lucky, I’m lucky… because… I have just heart it – up there… I’m going to photography that one… So, I’m ready. And I can hear them, and I have seen them. So, I’m eh… here, in Fosdalen, very close, very close, only 1 kilometre from my little farm, and… wow, it’s nice to be back here in the forest with all the greens, the trees, the little stream… I love this. It’s probably…Yeah, this kind of forest, this kind of nature, is probably my favourite. You can hear all the birds. You can hear the wind in the leaves… and my eyes have just missed all the greens. Just because, I don’t know if I’m going to photograph plants, or the water, or if I’m lucky to find a bird or something, maybe a deer in here… I don’t think a deer, but maybe birds. So, yeah, I just feel… I just wanted to get out and photograph something and just be here, and, of course… not to forget… the coffee! So, right now, I’m going to walk a little around here, on the little boardwalk up there, on a little track, and see if I can find a nice, little, cosy place. (birds chirping…) I hope I can be lucky to find some nice flowers, or maybe, to find a bird or something I can photograph. i really, really like this little valley. As you can see, it’s full of… These…emm… it’s…emm.. marple? Maple…trees? The one from the Canadian Flag! I can’t remember what they’re called! But, these ones, and hazel, and… ah… look at this! It’s just so incredibly nice! It’s really warm. I mean… it doesn’t really get much warmer here in Denmark, so… I hope I don’t have to take on my 3D camouflage because then I’m going to die! (Birds chirping…) I think, now, it’s just time to find this little, cosy place where I can sit and look. I might go up a little bit, have a look around, walk a little back, just to find the perfect spot for a cup of coffee. (Birds chirping…) Ooooh… I’m lucky, I’m lucky, I’m lucky… because… I have just heard it, up there… wow, I’m going to photograph that one! (exhales…) It’s…Do you hear it? It’s a woodpecker! It’s a woodpecker nest! I can hear the small ones, when they are calling for their mum or the dad, when they come back with food. I’m going to find a place to sit here.. just to relax for, like, 5, 10 minutes, to see if I can get the binocular, and see where they are… where is the den and then get closer without disturbing them. Hopefully, I can get some photos and some video of… of the woodpecker. Oh, I haven’t photographed woodpeckers for years! (Whispering…) I’m sweating! (whispering…) Oh, it’s warm… (Muffled sounds…) (Whispering…) It’s steep… (Whispering…) Let’s see… (Whispering…) Yeah… (Whispering…) OK… (Whispering…) That’s better, much better. (Whispering…) Ok… Here is the perfect place to sit down. What I’m going to do now is… get a little colder! Get my 3D camouflage clothes on and my binoculars and see if I can get a glimpse of where the parents are flying into the nest. Because, the common mistake is just to, you know, walk in, and then they will see you are there, close to the nest, and they become disturbed, and very nervous. So… Yeah… Im going to see if I can locate where they are flying in, keep a respectful distance, with the 3D clothes on, make myself a comfortable, little base where I can sit and photograph and film and, hopefully, I’ll get something good. At least a glimpse of these beautiful, small birds. I haven’t photographed woodpeckers for so long! Yeah… (Whispering…) Oooh, this is crazy! So, Im ready… and I can hear them, and I have seen them. It looks like it could start raining at any moment When I came here it was blue sky and the light was actually awful because it was so hard. But now… it’s getting good, really good. I wouldn’t mind a little rain. Except that I don’t have any rain clothes at all. Yeah… Wow, did you hear that? Listen, the woodpecker… Do you hear it!? This is awesome! (Whispering…) It’s just over there… (Whispering…) Do you see the little hole in the… top right corner of the… the photo? Its right…ah, I can’t point. Well…anyway! Yeah… Here we are… Its a…the little one… the… I don’t know what you say… baby bird? No, you don’t say that. Emm…the little bird. I have only seen one, but it’s…with the colours…it’s like an adult. It looks… it’s not like it’s not, like, grey, you know how they are when they just get out of the egg. But, it’s like a tiny woodpecker, that just looks like it’s parents. It’s fantastic. And I’m sitting at a very, very good distance. So the parents will come and they will feed it, and they will go again. And that is perfect, that’s how it should be. If I get closer, they will be aware of me and they will give their warning sign, and then… yeah… it’s not good. So here, I am perfectly camouflaged. I have the bird up there. This is going to be an awesome afternoon! (Whispering…) Yeah… Yeah, look at this! (Whispering…)Wow! (Whispering…) This is really good! (Exhales…) This is really good! Now I understand why the parents are so busy. And I only see one little one in the hole. I have just seen another one sitting up there in the trees… with the white skies in the background, so I can’t make any photos of it. It’s just nice to have seen it. So, yeah… (Laughs…) Another example of why you don’t have to travel to the end of the world to get good photos and good experiences. It’s just, I’m 1 kilometre from home. This is great! (Music…)

100 thoughts on “BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY in the forest | Wildlife photography behind the scenes – nikon z7, ftz, camouflage”

  1. 🎥 BEHIND THE CAMERA 🎥 version of this video: https://youtu.be/zSU-c3ppN6g
    And thanks a lot everyone for all your amazing comments – it is so encouraging.
    You are all just awesome 👍

  2. Well done! You have actually tempt a keen sports photographer to start shooting wildlife after a couple of clips. Oh by the way you have a new sub 🙂

  3. I'm sure you know Morten but the woodpecker is a Great Spotted Woodpecker, the individual with a red nape (neck) is the male and the one without the female. All the juveniles have a red crown – it is thought that this is an aid for the parents to see in the gloom of the nest hole that they have all the chicks present and correct. Great watch, thoroughly enjoyed it. Si.

  4. The security of these now quite rare birds is so unsure, but safely preserved in your camera at least. Exquisite photos Morten, the rich rewards for your dedication and patience. Thank you 🙂

  5. Morten I love the way how you are so humble to the camera and I also appreciate you from the bottom of my heart how you managed to capture those amazing photographs and also shoot the video for us.
    Love from India!
    Keep reaching heights!

  6. I love your videos love your passion u make me want to grab my camera and go out and shoot. problem is here in eastern Ontario Canada if I where to lay down on ground like you I would be covered in ticks its got insane around here so much that I don't go out till snow and cold I have taken as many as fifty ticks of my dog on a short hike

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  8. Incredible
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  9. Ur photography have soul just I felt… child and mother feelings shows in ur photography….just I loved it… Thank u

  10. Great video Morten. I have a question. You gave a link to the Camo suit you use but where can you get the cloth lens covers you use? Not the cover for the lens but the small mesh/blanket type of covers you use to cover the lens even more. Where can you get those? See it @ 12:56 Thanks in advance for your help.

  11. I have watched your videos with great admiration to your calm approach to your subjects…..its fascinating to watch how you are so enthusiastic to every little detail…….I especially love your choice of music 20.32 mins into the video, the music is beautiful and so befitting to the images. The quality of the images and video is outstanding. Hope you continue to post many more, including the lovely music score
    Atb Adrian

  12. that bird that chcks the wood can hear even the worms that move inside the wood soo u better do not whisper to get a way better shot, 🙂

  13. Thanks for your video. In nature, patience and the respect that you shows for the environment is always well paid.

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