Soon off to Hungary
Tomorrow I will fly to Hungary for a photo expedition with a private guide. It isn´t the first time in Hungary, but it will be the first time with just photography on my mind. I am looking forward to the trip and the opportunity to get to know my guide Zoltan and hopefully use his knowledge of both birds and the Hungarian country side so I can bring some good photos back home.
I know we will use hides, both stationary but also portal, but also photo while walking around as I usually do here in Sweden. I have considered buying my own portable hide but haven´t done so yet. It will be interesting to see how they function and if I can fit myself into one.
Why Hungary you might ask. Well I have seen some nice photos from there and I really like to get a good opportunity to photo the Hoopoe again. We had one at Thamalakane River Lodge in Botswana but I really didn´t get a cracking photo of it even if this is okay.
But the star for me will be the European Bee-eater. There are breeding colonies not far from the place where I will stay so at least one day will be spent there trying to photo these nimble insect hunting birds. They are really colorful and that will hopefully make for some nice photos that I can present here but also that can be printed and put on the wall at home.
There plenty of other birds there like the European Roller. In Botswana we saw the Lilac-breasted Roller everywhere so this will be a chance to see its European relative. They are also a colorful birds that hopefully will be a good model for me, like this Lilac-breasted Roller where in Botswana.
To see either the Eastern Imperial Eagle or the Short-toed Snake Eagle would be a bonus. I know that summer isn´t the optimal time of year to photo Eagles but I certainly wouldn´t have the possibility if I didn´t go to Hungary.
So I have hopes for this trip. My main concern is that I will take too many photos. I really need to take fewer pictures and think more before I push the button. Otherwise I will have too much to sort thru when I get home.