Articles by Joan Egert

Wildlife Photography tour in Italy

Skua nature http://www.skuanature.com is an italian company dedicated to offer wildlife experiences mainly thru their excellent photography hides in Italy and Spain but also other countries like Romania.The last days in the Vall di Argenta fullfilled my expectations and I found myself soon on the highway always heading direction west after finishing the photographic work in Italy. This country has many amazing cities and landscapes apart from it's nature and wildlife, highly recomendable... continue reading

Going back in time

Life for innocent villagers during the middle-age was tough, roaming bandits, looting troops of neighbouring war-lords and coming under the crossfire of the wars of powerful and land-hungry kingdoms kept people under constant danger of loosing properties and even worse, their lifes.Were and how to build a new village using natural conditions was basic and the guys of Castellfollit de la Roca chose well indeed.High towering basalt cliffs and the confluence of two rivers, the Fluvia and the Tornell... continue reading

Fortified towns of Catalonia: Montfalco Enmurallat

Among the many fortified towns of Catalonia, Montfalco Enmurallat is one of the best conserved and spectacular ones, it is a walled town and castel with first historic references from the eleventh century and with no buildings beyond the walls. It is located in the comarca of Lleida and surrounded by vast fields with a predominance of wheat production.A very recomendable restaurant in the same center of the town allows the visitor to enjoy a memorable day submerging himself in the historic and... continue reading

Plaça de Catalunya: the heart of Barcelona

A week ago I decided to get some images of the fountains at the Plaça de Catalunya the most popular square of the capital of Catalonia my tiny country which is on it´s way struggling for independence.As it was raining but still a rather bright day I tried my new neutral density filter to get long exposure images, the results were not bad but later on during the evening, when the fountains were illuminated in purple colors, I went back to try my luck again. I found the night-view photos much more... continue reading

The concept: Autumn leaves

Some days ago I took my camera equipped with a macro lens and went to the nearby forest, I was looking for the concept "Autumn to Winter".I wanted to show somehow the decay of the Autumn leaves as fungus and bacteria separate their components and "help them" to join the soil of the earth again, As the minerals which they contained go back to the ground, the roots of the tree from which they fell one windy Autumn day will absorb them and reincorporate them to the tree.. to produce new leaves next... continue reading

Kenyan Women

In many cases in Kenya the ones who run the country are the women of the country.They take care of the children and the old people, work in the fields, sell at the markets, have the responsibility of the managment of the householdand so on and so on.. many work very hard doing whatever possible to pay the needs of their families.Meantime, in far too many occasions, their husbands or partners waste their hard-earned money drinking, gambling or with their latest girlfriend.. It´s nota joke... continue reading

Newer in 6 years

After quite some posts in the message boards section discussing the sales situation here for us contributors and many of us considering that the saturation of contributed material to microstock could be among other reasons the causefor the difficulty to achieve satisfactory business results...I made in one day three P-EL 50 credit sales,one day later three W-EL license sales and another W-EL one after two days!In six years of exclusivity here this is the first time..   ... continue reading

Fast acceptance of images: hurrah for the editors!

Some two months ago I noticed a rather slow rhythm in the work of our editors, I used to wonder if it was coz of an unusual high amount of submitted photos , some editors being on holidays (hopefully) or not feeling well (hopefully not) or both reasons together. During this last weeks however the acceptance of my pics has gone much faster than average: 48 or less hours.The pic I am presenting to you here is an example, it was uploaded on the 8th of December and on the 11th it was already here to... continue reading

And now just for fun..

I have been an exclusive contributor at DT since 2010 and there have been many ups and downs, after the first difficulties and the unavoidable learning process my acceptance ratio increased to over 80% and it seemed that slowly but steadily, as the sales and also the revenue were increasing, a little extra income could be achieved in future.I have been always dedicated to nature and specially wildlife which is not exactly the best selling sector but my bird pics were not doing so bad.In 2012... continue reading

Hunters with wings

Among all bird-groups, Raptors or Birds of Prey are the ones who attract the attention of many bird-lovers as well as the songbirds of course which are well-known to most people from our gardens.Raptors are specialised in hunting other birds, mammals, reptiles and even fishes. Evolution has prepared them for this task with sharp claws which close around the body of their victims with an impressive power as well as with hooked beaks which are used to kill and cut the prey. While some species as... continue reading

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