Photo du mois - Photo of the month https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/ Photo du mois - Photo of the month Janvier 2011 - January '11 Image prise le 1er janvier 2011, 400mm sur rotule Wimberley, 9000 ISO. 1st image of the year taken before dawn at 9000 ISO with a D3S. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=111628766 111628766 Juin - June GoĂ©land gourmand, Golfe du Morbihan au 70-200mm - Hungry gull. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=86069849 86069849 Grčbe castagneux - Little grebe Zoom 200-400 sur D 300S. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=162063981 162063981 Avril - April Spatule en Baie de Somme - A spoonbill in the northern part of France. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79177505 79177505 Tournepierre ŕ collier - Turnstone Durant la tempĂŞte du 27 fĂ©vrier, 200-400mm avec multiplicateur 1,4. During a violent wind storm. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=72165846 72165846 Février 2010 - Februray '10 Grive mauvis - Alors que je photographiais un lagopède alpin, cette grive mauvis est venue narguer mon tĂ©lĂ©objectif. My telephoto was trained on a ptarmingan when this redwing perched right in front of me. Nikon 200-400mm as usual. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=68222847 68222847 Janvier 2010 - January 2010. Un grand labbe surveille son territoire. A skua flying over its territory. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=65293004 65293004 Septembre - September Sterne royale migration. D 300 et zoom f/2.8 70-200mm. A Royal tern brings food to its chicks. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=50102305 50102305 Juillet - July Kria: son nom islandais semble bien lui convenir! Kria: Its Icelandic name suits it well, doesn't it? https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=90697593 90697593 Juillet - July Un plongeon catmarin et son jeune dans la lueur crĂ©pusculaire du juillet 2009 . A common loon and chick swim in the peaceful northern light of Iceland. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=43224433 43224433 Mai - May Accouplement de cygnes tuberculĂ©s. Mute swans mating. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38263904 38263904 Septembre - September Sarcelle d'Ă©tĂ© (au 200-400mm et D300S en affĂ»t) en septembre 2011. Garganey from my blind with my usual zoom lens et D 300S. Loire area. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=97665284 97665284 Janvier - Oie bernache cravant - Barnacle geese Oies sauvages dans le Golfe du Morbihan. Wild geese in flight in Brittany. Nikon 200-400mm on tripod. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110168515 110168515 Février - Rougegorge - Robin D3S et 200-400mm. Hand-held, on my way back from a short hike on the beach. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117628164 117628164 Mars - Grčbe huppés -Crested grebe Mars: les grèbes commencent Ă  habiter les plans d'eau de leurs parades. March: the crested grebes start displaying despite the cold. D300s and 200-400mm https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118779209 118779209 Mai - May. Balbuzard - Osprey Balbuzard surveillant son territoire, D300s, 70-200mm et nouveau x2 Nikon, le tout à  main levĂ©e. An osprey wathing its territory, hand-held Nikon 70-200 with the new X2 Nikon extender. Rapace prĂ©sent sur tous les continents, j'ai plaisir Ă  la voir aux bords de la Loire, sur les rives du Missouri, en Floride! https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125051514 125051514 Juillet - July - Crécerelle - Kestrel Au 200-400 Ă  main levĂ©e. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130911386 130911386 Aoűt - August Aigrette neigeuse en très basse lumière au D3S Ă  main levĂ©e en aoĂ»t 2012; 70-200mm avec le nouveau multiplicateur x2. A snowy egret in the soft light light of early morning; hand-held with the D3s and a 70-200mm Nikon plus X2 extender. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=132769902 132769902 Aigle chauve - Bald eagle Nid, Texas, rĂ©gion d'Austin; au 200mm sur D3S. On the roadside, Nikon 200mm mounted on my D3S and tripod. Thanks to Ed Jacoby who drove me there! https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=151919769 151919769 Avril - April Premier castagneux de la saison 2012, D3S et 200-400 en approche lente. First little grebe of the season, slow approch from my floating blind. Early morning light. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=152546775 152546775 Mai - May Prairie inondĂ©e, affĂ»t flottant en approche lente; D3S et Nikon 200-400 plus extender 1,4 - With my usual floating blind, D3S and Nikon zoom with an extender, the water being too deep to get closer! https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=155253270 155253270 Juin - June Bergeronnette printannière au 200-400mm sur rotule Wimberley. A yellow wagtail searching for bugs on floating debris after a huge flood; from my blind with a 200-400mm. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157753698 157753698 Juillet - July '12 Toilette; aigrette neigeuse, 70-200 et 1,4 Ă  main levĂ©e. Snowy egret preening, New Smyrna Beach, hand-held. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=162063788 162063788 Décembre '12 - December '12 Faucon crĂ©cerelle -male- lors d'une tempĂŞte sur la cĂ´te bretonne, au 200-400mm Ă  main levĂ©e, le D4 fait merveille! A male kestrel in Brittany, 400mm Nikon zoom lens -hand held- with the new Nikon D4, almost every file is sharp! https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=170472456 170472456 Bonne année! https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=172078898 172078898 Petit gravelot - Little-ringed plover Baie de Somme au petit matin, des restes de brume adoucissent l'arrière-plan, en approche au 200-400mm sur D300S. This plover was shot from my car with a 200-400mm as I was checking the marshy plains of the Baie de Somme. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=177946995 177946995 Mai '13 - May '13 L'antique micro Nikkor f/2,8 de 55mm de 1979 n'est pas ridicule sur un D3S. My vintage Nikkor micro 55mm is far from ridiculous on a D3S, and to think I almost put it on E-Bay! I just had a new hip replaced so I can't go very far from home with my gear... https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179474452 179474452 Juin '13 - June ' 13 En affĂ»t au hĂ©ron qui lui aussi est en affĂ»t! Au 200-400mm sur le D4. Great blue heron in a marsh, early morning light as usual, D4 and 200-400mm. First outing with my new "leg"! It works... https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180591026 180591026 Aoűt '13 - August '13 D4 and 70-200mm, hand-held. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=184065639 184065639 Octobre '13 - October '13 VallĂ©e de la Loire, migrateur.Le toujours magnifique balbuzard pĂŞcheur au 200mm, main levĂ©e. Impossible to get bored photographing ospreys! here with my 70-200mm hand-held (enough light on the beach...) https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=185686582 185686582 Mai '14 - May '14 HĂ©ron cendrĂ© de mon affĂ»t - Great bue heron. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192866460 192866460 Mars '14 - March '14 Cowbird, Illinois, 70-200mm hand-held. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192866461 192866461 Avril '14 - April '14 BĂ©cassine des marais - Snipe https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=192866462 192866462 Juin '14 - June '14 HĂ©ron cendrĂ© qui s'approche de mon affĂ»t, Ă©tant au ras de l'eau moi-mĂŞme, cadrage qui met l'Ă©chassier en valeur. This great blue wades towards my floating blind, hence an interesting framing. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193252749 193252749 Juillet '14 - July '14 HuĂ®trier-pie. Comportement: tentative d'accouplement; la lĂ©gère pluie empĂŞche les blancs d'ĂŞtre sur-exposĂ©s. Behavior: mating oyster-catchers; 200-400mm and D4, hand-held. Since it was drizzling, the whites were not washed out. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193863626 193863626 aoűt '14 - August '14 BĂ©casseaux sanderlings en pleine bagarre, au D4 ey 70-200mm plus x1,4. Sanderlings fighting on the beach. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194578306 194578306 Octobre '14 - October '14 Accouplement de canards tadorne de Belon et envol de colvert, D300S et 200-400mm. An old file that I just found, ducks mating on a pond, I was in a blind with a D300S, a great camera which is ageing well. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195634512 195634512 Novembre '14 - November '14 Courlis dans le crĂ©puscule du Golfe du Morbihan; a curlew flies into the Breton twilight; D4 and 200-400, hand-held. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196546259 196546259 Février '15 - Febraury '15 Envol de chevalier gambette, Nikon D4 et Nikkor 200-400mm Ă  main levĂ©e. A redshank leaving its perch with my D4 and zoom lens 200-400mm VR. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197504642 197504642 Février '15 - February '15 Petit matin, les cygnes tuberculĂ©s se rĂ©veillent dans la brume, Nikon D4 et zoom 200-400mm sur rotule Wimberly. SWans in the morming golden mist with my usual Nikon D4 and its zoom lens 200-400mm on a Winberley ball head. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198084666 198084666 Mai '15 - May'15 Grèbe jougris en plumage nuptial, très discret, je l'ai aperçu quelques secondes se faufilant derrière mon affĂ»t. Red-necked grebe, an elusive little grebe, the first time I photograp^h it in the Loire area. Nikon D4 and zoom lens 200-400mm from my blind. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198434627 198434627 Juillet '15 - July '15 Petit gravelot et jeune qui vient de naĂ®tre, affĂ»t couchĂ© au Nikon 300mm et X 1,4; a little ringed plover and a newly hatched baby, with the new Nikon F/4 300mm PF, so light and easy to handle. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198990935 198990935 Jullet '15 - July '15 Balbuzard qui vient de sortir une belle prise, au Nikon 300mm PF, ma nouvelle acquisition, tellement lĂ©ger et maniable. An osprey just caught a fish in the surf, with my new acquisition, the Nikon 300mm PF, so small and handy! https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199203911 199203911 Novembre '15 - November '15 Pose lente sur le bord de la Loire au 45mm PC et Nikon D4. River Loire, slow shutter speeed, Nikon 45mm PC. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200254554 200254554 Octobre '15 - October '15 Gouttes de rosĂ©e sur feuilles de vigne, Nikon 105 mm. Dewdrops on a vine leaf, Nikon 105 mm. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200254559 200254559 Janvier '16 - January '16 Gull in flight, stormy day, Southern Brittany.; Nikon D4 and 200-400mm, lying down on top of the cliff. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201021862 201021862 Rouge-gorge familier - Robin Le printemps se prĂ©pare, le Rouge-gorge arbore ses magnifiques couleurs. Bretagne, Zoom 200-400mm et multiplicateur Ă  main levĂ©e! A Robin in the Breton light, Robins here are much smaller that the American Robin. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201186591 201186591 Pélican brun - Brown pelican Juillet '16 - July '16 Essais Ă  grande vitesse au 300 mm PF. From a series trying to catch high-speed movements. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202353613 202353613 Balbuzard pęcheur - Osprey Aoűt '16 - August 16 Le roi de la plage! the king of the beach. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202353614 202353614 Sterne royale - Royal tern Juin '1- June '16 Les sternes offrent toujours grâce et attitudes intĂ©ressantes. Terns are great subjects for wildlife photographers. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=202353615 202353615 Décembre '16 - December '16 Embrouillaminis de hĂ©ron cendrĂ©. Blue heron in the early morning greyness. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203394540 203394540 Fall ' 18 Misty morning, cormorants and swans on a sankbank amidst the river Loire https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204614207 204614207 https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206152452 206152452 https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206152453 206152453 Balbuzard en Anjou - Osprey in Angevine area Un Balbuzard pĂŞcheur avec une proie se pose tout près de mon affĂ»t flottant, rare occasion de saisir le magnifique rapace dĂ©pecer sa proie toute fraiche. A rare opportunity to shoot an Osprey (migrating North) along the River Loire, he perched close to my floating blind and started eating its fresh fish. https://yannickleboulicaut.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206450882 206450882