by Benny Rytter Published 01/06/2013
I have now been a full-time photographer for four years, doing portrait, weddings, babies and business photography. However, in my spare time or between paid jobs I'm a frequent nature and wildlife photographer.
Photographing nature was my first experience with DSLRs, also my first paid images were garden birds, sold on Istock - I do remember this with great joy.
Nikon D4 500mm + 1.4 TC 1/2000s, f/6.3, ISO 250
So during the years I have made some fine shots in the wild - however, I have for a long time felt I needed something new. And I got it - a hawk owl, a rare owl in Denmark, was spotted near my home by keen birdwatchers - this was a opportunity I could not miss.
I went to the site where the hawk owl was spotted and after 10 minutes I saw this beautiful bird - I started to get my gear ready; unfortunately approaching from the opposite direction were five other photographers, they were very enthusiastic to put it mildly. They almost ran to the scene, throwing their bags to the ground, and grabbing their cameras with huge body movements, which of course scared the poor creature and it disappeared into the woods without me having any frames in the camera - end that day!
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