Birds of Catalonia

During the last days I made some sales which had native birds of Catalonia as a subject. They were neither made at the same place nor at the same time but I am grouping them together.

The rare Spotted Crake

The Spotted Crake is a rather shy and difficult to observe bird which likes swamps and marshes hiding in the dense vegetation. This photo was made at the Aiguamolls del Emporda nature parkin northeastern Catalonia, very near to the french border.

Bearded Vulture observing

The Bearded Vultureis a very interesting type of vulture in the sense that it feeds exclusively on the bones of dead carcasses, it's population was under risk of extinction during quite some time but thanks to the efforts made by the catalan authorities and numerous voluntary associations it's number have increased significantly and nowadays it is easy to see it in different "muladares" where they are provided with the right food and photographers are able to take good pictures. This photo was taken at Solsona county at the hides of Photologistics.

Close-up of a Mallard in flight

The last picture shows a male Common Mallard in flight. This species of duck is so common and wide spread that under normal conditions it is impossible to pretend our Dreamstime editors to accept a photo of them. It is however a good subject to practise your skills with fast moving objects as well as try out the server autofocus of your camera as this ducks have a very speedy flight. As for this pic I managed to get it accepted, lucky me!

Photo credits: Joan Egert.

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February 21, 2016


Great patience and experience. Congratulations for your job.

February 21, 2016


Thanks very much Hstovring!

February 21, 2016


The background notes on the bird species reflects genuine interest on your part, and the photos display that. Very nice and thanks for the introduction to Catalonian bird life!

February 20, 2016


Congrats Joan! Wonderful shots!

February 19, 2016


Nice photos! Well done on getting the Mallard accepted - just goes to show that even common subjects will get the green light if they're exceptional quality and different to the rest :)

February 19, 2016


as Darth Vader says... Impressive, Most impressive jejejeje What a precious shoots

February 19, 2016


Beautiful captures! nice work

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