BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY in the forest [Behind the scenes] – 3D camouflage and Nikon Z6

It has been so incredibly nice to be out
again with the camera, surrounded by this beautiful forest and the woodpecker. It has been so nice after the long trip to Ellesmere Island, I’m just really
happy to be out again. The location I’m on here is called Fosdalen, and it’s about a kilometer, two kilometers from where I live. It’s a wild forest, we are
like on the west coast, very west coast of Denmark. It is one of the places in Denmark
where you have the fewest people actually, and that is just really
nice. Of course it’s a challenge as a wildlife photographer sometimes, because, when I walk around in Copenhagen or Aarhus or some of the major cities, you know, magpies and herons and stuff will just be around me there and they don’t really bother. The moment I come up here, you know, all of you wildlife
photographers will probably know, when you’re in a place where they’re not used to
to seeing people, when you slam your door on the highway, or on a little
road, the grey heron will, like, take off a kilometer away and the cranes will, like… it’s so hard. But being here, in Fosdalen, is really really nice I actually didn’t have any expectations when I came here in the morning so, as you can see, I
brought a little different stuff here – I had my macro lens and I had the 24-70 on the little Nikon Z6 vlogging camera and I had brought my 600 millimeter and I even brought my 3d
camouflage, which has been extremely warm to wear on this day, but I’m really
glad I did it, when I packed my bag at home I thought no, I’m not going to find
anything because, you know, I felt like kind of, not confused, but I was not really,
like… I don’t know if you know that feeling when you have been doing
something and you have been busy for a while and then you suddenly out there in
nature with your camera, it just feels like there’s so many things to
photograph and ehh…where to start and where to begin, but actually I’m glad I brought my 3d camouflage, my tripod and all that stuff because it, yeah, it…otherwise
I wouldn’t have been able to get that close to the woodpecker without
disturbing or anything. So what I’m going to do – what to say, recap a little about in this behind the scenes version. A lot of the things I couldn’t really
talk about when I was sitting there photographing because, you know, if I talk
about the equipment, if I talk about the techniques, if I talk about all kinds of
stuff, I have experienced too many times to actually ruin the situation for
myself, and I would rather, when I photograph, concentrate on the
photography and then, here afterwards, I can go into some of the detail, some of
the things I would like to explain. In this behind the scenes video, I’m going
to explain a few things and then after some days when I’m uploading the
video, I’ll include some of the questions that the video has got… like,
the other video… I might adjust a little over time but let’s see how it goes. One of the things I would like to talk a little about now, which wasn’t easy to talk about when I was sitting there with the woodpecker in
front of me is the use of the tripod and how it can be a pain in the
something, but also really, really a big help.
Using the tripod, as you can see, it’s sometimes really hard when I have to
move through the vegetation with all this gear – the 600 and the
camera, it’s a little hard to get through branches and stuff, and all the branches
want to grab the legs on the tripod. And then, finally when I get in position,
I have a big challenge here because there’s only… because there are hills on
both sides I have basically only one or two locations where I can sit in eye level
with the woodpecker. When I’m sitting at this location
I have, like, one or two meters before it’s starting to go down on the sides.
And the problem is, I’m not aiming for a clean shot, I’m aiming for using the
foreground, the leaves in the foreground as a nice little effect for creating
this, like, exciting or dreamy, blurry, green blurriness in the photo. Here is the hole with the woodpecker. And if I go closer you can see the leaves. So what I’m trying to do is to adjust, like, go a little this way. See, to here… so that I can… if you see,
there, I need to get a little more down and a little more to the right. We want to move away, so that these leaves… ah they’re moving and they’re… I want to get underneath them or I want to get… see if I can get to the… I can’t get to the right
of them. It was really, really hard to get in position because, as the wind
moved, the trees and the branches, even though, like, I tried to photograph
through some leaves and I found the perfect spot where it was blurred all
around the woodpecker, the little hole in the tree, but then the problem
was, as soon as the wind came, it would move the big branch and then it would
cover, like, the whole picture and I really, really struggled with that. I
did get quite a few good photos there but then the leaves, like, came in and,
while it’s… I don’t need it to be super clean, I was just like, if the one part in
the picture that was covered with leaves was the place where the woodpecker was
sitting, I didn’t really like it that much. But yeah, that was a
challenge. And here comes the tripod because…I really, really like to shoot
handheld with the 600 just because with this one, I can easily sit when I have support like this, and then I can sit and I can
wait and the moment the woodpecker comes, I can go up and photograph. Then the
benefit is that when the tree is moving I can just go in all directions with the
lens just to find that little place where everything is perfect. So that
means I can do minor adjustments or I can do just like… suddenly I can just go
down here and find a perfect composition or, like, a
great mood because yeah… I’m just really, really, what do you say… flexible. The problem
is, first of all, if I have to sit for a long, long time like this I’ll get really
sore. Second, and the most important is when I’m shooting video, as I did when I
was sitting there watching the woodpecker, I was shooting video and
switching from photos to video and the other way, and shooting the video
handheld with a 600 mm is really, really hard. And making small pans or a
little, like, small adjustments, or just, like, moving a little if it’s a freehand
it’s almost impossible because all my movements will be very… make the footage
very, what do you say…jaggery? Anyway! So here the tripod really, really comes into play, and that is why I’m using it. Another thing is, when I have my
camera on the tripod, it’ll let me make small adjustments with the photo, like
the composition. If there’s just a branch on one side and something on the other
side, when it’s handheld I can’t hold it so still. I can use the tree as a support,
or a branch or something, but the tripod gives me better control. That’s
also why you’ll see me, sometimes I’m working with the tripod and sometimes not.
And yeah… I’m using the video head here because it lets me support the big
telephoto lens and, at the same time, it gives me some really, really smooth
movements, like, especially when I…oh I’m just… oh that was definitely over
tightened… that gives me some very smooth control here. This is my
favourite at the moment when I’m shooting with the big lenses. Another big
challenge I think was the composition because, I had this tree with a little hole in it
and I would… and often when the parents came up they
were pointing to the left in the photo and the little young was pointing either,
like, at an angle to me or towards the parents. But the problem here is, with a
woodpecker it’s always facing the tree, most of the time, and then all the
beautiful green background, with this… I like the pattern… was behind the
woodpecker and that… I tended to put the woodpecker on the left side of the photo
to get all the green but it kind of disturbed my composition a little bit
because I would have loved to have the woodpecker out on the right side and a
lot of beautiful green on the left side but instead of a beautiful green or
leaves or something dramatic or nice there was this dead
piece of wood sticking up to the left and the little light in the forest
reflected on that one so it kind of took, or stole, the attention from the
photo. I’m not a big fan of, like, strict composition rules and I break them – if
you have seen my pictures you’ll know that I break them all the time, but just
in this case I found it really, really hard to find a good composition. I
think I got a few good photos but my favourite was not when the woodpecker was
sitting there feeding the little young. I liked it better when I got these photos
where the woodpecker was a little… it was actually a little out of focus, but I
didn’t think it mattered that much. I liked the mood in these pictures where
I just remembered… I just remembered how I was… how I got
that woodpecker – it was pointing its beak up and it was a little exciting. There was
some excitement about this photo that I really, really liked. And yeah, that was great. So yeah, composition was pretty hard, and challenging, but I think I got something nice anyway. A little to the 3d camouflage, because I brought this, and I brought the thing here for my lens. The
primary reason for using these camouflage clothes is, in my opinion and in my
experience, I get closer to the animals without attracting their attention There can be many reasons for that but I think the primary one is when I’m
sitting with my camouflage clothes and I make… most of the animals that I am
photographing react much more on movements than actually if I’m
sitting this close. I’m 100 percent sure that if I sat there in these clothes I’ll
be perfectly fine and they wouldn’t bother, but they react on movements and
they are pretty shy so the moment I do… the moment I turn around or lift my arms
or do something, deer, foxes, birds and stuff, they they will notice that.
The 3d camouflage is awesome because it kind of blurs all the movements and
because it kind of melts together with the background and with itself because
of these leaves, so it kind of erases the the shapes of the arms and legs and body
and head – everything becomes like one tree, what do you say, stem? This one! And that’s the reason why I really, really like it. The same reason I put this on the lens, because it’s not like a cylinder sitting there with sharp edges – it kind of blurs these sharp edges and makes things just blend more in, and I
think it’s obvious that regardless of what I think or what I believe, and I
know this is seen with our eye but looking at me sitting in
the camouflage clothes is definitely harder to see any movement or
anything then if I were sitting there in a pair of jeans and a black t-shirt with
the white arms and the face and stuff, so it’s about contrast,
it’s about movements and, of course, with some animals, it’s about smells. Yeah,
something to bear in mind is, even though you have the 3d camouflage,
I’m always concerned about my fast movements, because my smell and my
movements is what, and my sound, is what has always, what do you say, made the animals
escape or see me, so I’m very aware when I get close to a location, I’m very aware
of moving slowly ,and for some people it might be a little overkill that I’m
doing this with a swan or with a roe deer because, you know, there are 10,000 roe deers, there’s no reason to be so careful, and to sneak around
and stuff, and whisper, but for me there is a good reason. That reason
is so simple – because these animals out there, they haven’t asked me to come.
In Denmark most of the land is agriculture. There’s so little nature left, and
the nature that is left is kind of… already there’s been an
invasion of people making tracks, making boardwalks, making all kinds of
things so we can enjoy nature and come out and see nature. So, for me, it’s just
very important to be gentle out there, to be respectful. I see myself
as a guest in nature and when I’m visiting a friend or some family
I’m a guest, and I just… I don’t just go in with my big shoes on, go directly to
the fridge and take out a beer or something. I like to… I would knock
the door at first and then I ask, you know, can I come in, or they will
welcome me in, and I’ll sit and they’ll ask would you like a cup of coffee or
something, yes… Just be nice! And I like to be that in nature as well, except that I
can’t speak to the animal, I can’t understand them, but I just have a lot of
reason for believing… that woodpecker sitting up there with a little chick would rather be without me being there
so, but now I am there and I just want to make my, what do you say? My impact as little
as possible. When I’m visiting the Fox I want to disturb as little as possible. So, for me, the golden rule is – go in as gently as possible then leave as little…
what do you say… tracks as possible. Like, try to avoid just going in and, sneaking
in and photograph, and then I just, when I’m done, I just get up and get out and
then I don’t care about the animal because now I’m done there! The best
experience is to get in, photograph, sneak out, spend the same amount of time
leaving the area, and then sit here at a good distance looking to the area,
and hear how the woodpecker is still flying there, almost undisturbed from
my person. This is, for me, if I just disturb the animal when leaving, my
pictures are worthless. I don’t like them because I knew that to get
this photo I had to disturb, like, a whole herd of red deer, or something. No, I need…For the experience to be complete, I need to have
a good feeling inside that I was there as a guest, respectful, got my photos and
I left, and the life out there continues without me putting in a big impact. So
yeah! Before I continue to the last part I think it is time to see if we have any
more of this – the coffee. Let me put this away I think within a week or so this
woodpecker will be gone. It is… look at its colours, it’s almost like an adult.
It’s such a nice little fellow… and this is… a nice little cup of coffee. mmm…! it’s so good! it’s such a nice little woodpecker. It’s
almost ready, and at some point I was sitting there wondering ‘why is there
only one woodpecker here instead of a whole bunch, but then I heard this
sound, like ‘deedeedee’, and I could hear the parents were further over in the trees, and
then I looked up and I could see, first one little woodpecker, and then another
one. One jumped away and then… so there at least three of them. One
thing I don’t understand though, when I come home I want to look into
that, because they’re making such an incredible noise these small woodpeckers,
and if I was a weasel or a… what’s it called.. martel? Mart? The one with brown, with white here… ah…oh my English is not so good! No but if I
was one of these predators that could climb up, I would just sit out there in
the forest, listen for that sound, and I knew mmm nice, that’s a nice little lunch
pack up in that tree! So I don’t understand. I feel most chicks
that are on the ground and easy to get for predators, they do not make
such a noise. But apparently these ones are making a lot of
noise. You can hear it almost when you enter this forest, you could
hear it far away so that’s something I would like to look into – why, how come
they are not eaten, all of them, because it must be a good little
snack for a predator. Yeah it has been such a privilege to be out here
in this beautiful nature. Having this forest so close to where I
live is just phenomenal. What I want to do now is just go back home and
then, in a few days from now, I’m going to read all the comments and go to the
studio and try to answer as many as possible and hope that will
help a lot of you out there with some of your questions but, yeah!
It’s time to pack and get home so yeah! So, I am back home, here
outside my little farm, and I actually meant to do this little video up in my
studio but look at this – beautiful nature here. I would much rather do it outside.
So what I’m going to do now is… I’m actually going to sit over next to the
little fireplace and then, I have read through all these wonderful
comments, and I’ve just selected a few questions I want to answer. But first, I
just want to say, it’s a few days since I uploaded the video with bird photography
from the forest and, of course I’m proud that I have got a lot of
subscribers, but what’s much more important to me and what’s…what makes me
much prouder is reading these wonderful comments. I mean, I don’t think anyone has
a better audience on YouTube than me because, going through all your
compliments and encouraging comments is just really, really nice, and it means so
much for me. So yeah, I just want to say thank you to
everyone and just because I haven’t answered your question doesn’t mean that
I don’t care about it, it’s just I have to to put a limit on it, and then I
probably answer in another video. But yeah! Look here – I have just lined up…
Oh! Look at that! Now it’s not bird photography but look, it’s one of my
chickens! Look… Hello! Look at her… and my
bees! She’s shy. And Bjorn is also here. Bjorn! Hey! There you are! So yeah! Time to go over here and have a
little chat. I actually made this fireplace a little while ago and then yesterday I managed to cut some grass in here. So yeah, let me get up the camera
and then it’s time to answer some questions! So, one of the questions I’ve got is, why do I have duct tape on the viewfinder of my camera? And you can see
now I actually have the correct one here, the rubber one. But, as you can see
in the video, I’m using… I have a tape around, and the reason for that is, when I was out in Ellesmere and when I was in Dovrefjell, I had a huge problem
with this new design Nikon has decided to do. Let me see if I can get
this off…oop… In the fire! No, on my D850, on the D5, I have the lens
out here so I can easily wipe out snow, rain, everything, ice, when I breathe in
the cold. But with a new design it’s hard. First of all, hey Bjorn, first of all it
gathers in the little eye sensor. Second, it’s gathering in here, in the little
hole, so it’s just impossible to get… get clean. So therefore, in these
circumstances I take this off and I put tape around, and I don’t really need
this one, it’s mostly for comfort I think. So yeah. Another thing is, on that
camera, this camera is new but this little battery thing has broken
on the Z7 and the Z6 I brought two Ellesmere Island, so that is
just incredibly bad made, this little guy here. Really, really… Like, on a camera on this
level, it… this is like… I mean I don’t know what to say. It’s a little like
these small toys you get inside, kids get inside, a chocolate egg or
something and then they can… or at McDonald’s, and then they can sit and
gather that and play around with it. It’s like the same quality this is made of I
think but, nevertheless, its just to repair it then. So what I did was to
put a duct tape here and it works perfectly.
So, no complaints from here. So I think that was the first
question. I’m also asked about the brand for
the tripod here, and this one is, and for the head… The head itself is a
Manfrotto and, yeah you know all these numbers, it’ll be easy it was called ball
head number one and two but this one is called MVH502AH. I’ll put it
below in the description, the number here. The tripod is an old Gitzo 3540 LS with
you know four sections and the reason why I’m using this is I like it to
be quite short and I like it to be lightweight, and then with the neoprene
things on, its pretty good. I remember when I got the tripod
and I had to pay that price… wow. I thought this is crazy,
why pay so much for a tripod? But, to be honest, I’m really happy about this
tripod. I’s really, really worn out with… all the paint has come off but it’s
still working just as good as when it was new. Sometimes I have to take these
apart and clean it, and then it’s fine. And then you can probably see this guy, it’s a little different, it’s an adapter I have put, and the reason why I have this is, it can run in a little
ball and that is because sometimes when I need to quickly set it up and then
it’s a little out of level, I can just correct here, and that makes the video
panning better so that is just like an extra thing I have made. So yeah, and the
little blue tape here is because when I’m using the 600 I have a little piece
of tape on the lens plate aswell, one of the lens plates, and then I
know I put it here when it’s with adapter and here without adapter. So it’s
balanced on the head. Yeah, so that was tripod and
tripod head. Then I’ve been asked why I don’t use the silent shutter in the z6, and that’s a really good question! I don’t know, I can’t explain.
Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don’t and it’s obvious that it would be better if
I used it always. I think it’s just my transformation from my DSLR to a mirrorless, that I kind of like the sound… maybe some OCD stuff, I don’t
know! But I just really like the sound, and it’s very low and for the woodpecker
it didn’t really matter so much but I’m sure with the Fox and the deer I
definitely have to remember. It’s actually in my custom settings, so I can switch it
on and off fast, but it’s a very good question and I don’t have a better
answer for that. So yeah… okay and then it’s time for the camouflage clothes
here. A lot of questions about that. It’s a Deerhunter Sneaky 3d it’s
called, I’ve put a link in the other video and I’ll put a link in this video
as well. It comes with the… Bjorn is sleeping on the camouflage. No, it comes
with, I think, it came with the trousers and the jacket and I think the
hoodie came as well – this hoody I can take over, and, I can’t remember if I
bought the gloves separately but they are really good especially because the
hands always faffing around. So yeah, I’ll put a link to that, and I really, really
like it, it’s very silent Am I alone when I’m out shooting my videos? Yes I am, all my videos are made just with that camera or another camera, my GoPro or something,
so yes I’m alone out there. It would be really nice to have a cameraman running around, so I didn’t have to put up the camera,
but I really like being out there alone and when I’m photographing wildlife I
find it extremely hard to get in the right mood when I have other people
around me, so yeah, that’s why it’s a little solitude. I just prefer to be
out there alone and just concentrate on the wildlife and it’s
nice with the little camera there because it’s easy for me just to set it up or
hold it in my hand and when I don’t feel I have the time to do
it or the moment is too like, what do you say? Short? Or fragile, or I need to
photograph then I just don’t turn it on so yeah, that’s easy. But yes, I’m
alone when I’m up there. Yeah. To the camera settings. First of all, is
the autofocus good? No, it’s really not good. It’s …like, the video autofocus is much better than what I have been used to. For the first time with a
Nikon camera I’m able to actually track a subject in video mode as long as it’s
not like super duper fast and this has really changed the way I work with a
camera now. It’s super easy to switch from image to video and the fact that I
can see the video in the viewfinder and continue, just make a switch my thumb
instead of having to do so and, you know, my head here and everything is unstable
it’s just really good. But for the… autofocus for the stills,
it’s… the continuous autofocus is not as good and I really hope it’ll improve. Without talking too much about that, on Ellesmere Island, when I was photographing the only Fox I saw on the whole expedition, when I was photographing it I
had to change the Z6 with the D850 because the tracking performance on
this one simply just couldn’t nail any photos – I think I got one out of nine
that were sharp or something. It was too low contrast, it was too slow it was just
not reliable and not good enough. And yeah, it’s just not
there yet but it’s good enough for me and I think I will get… I think they will
get better at making it and I think I’ll get better using it and know its
limitations and I think ninety percent of my photos are not of fast-moving
subjects. I’m not really a hundred percent happy with autofocus yet and I’m
still trying a little different settings I’ll rather wait with going too
much into details about camera setting option settings autofocus and so on,
but what I do use a lot is the U 1,2 and 3 so that I can have U1
for quality priority meaning that I have a slower shutter speed. u2 can be
for faster shutter speeds with an automatically higher ISO so that when
the bird is sitting still maybe I use U1. Suddenly something happens and
it’s quickly switch to U2 to get a faster shutter speed. U3 can be
maybe a slow-motion video or something like that so I use them a lot. Yeah, I
think that was it for the camera. Last thing, the expedition Ellesmere
video I know a lot of you are waiting for that but I just need some time after
the expedition to settle down, going through all the footage and then at some
point I’m going to make one or two videos from that trip and I’m really
looking forward to it. It will come but as I said I just need to come home and
go out and photograph because I’ve missed a forest so much and the meadow
and the foxes and the birds and so many things I need to go out and photograph
and then on the rainy days I’m going through the footage and I promise you
I’ll upload something from Ellesmere. I hope you could use some of my answers
and I’m trying to do this in the future with making a video, make a behind the
scenes and then answer some questions at the end of the video. Yeah, I think
that’s it for now. Thank you so much again for the nice comments. I hope you
could they use it for something and then see you out there!

100 Replies to “BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY in the forest [Behind the scenes] – 3D camouflage and Nikon Z6”

  1. Your English is great. You should hear my Dutch, maybe not. I'll be your cameraman and carry the coffee too. Thanks for the great info.

  2. Hi Morten,

    Love the behind the scenes as a nice compliment to your videos. Regarding the z6 and z7 both have had updates of the focus system. I think others have commented also about AF update but just letting you know also.

  3. Thanks for sharing with us your love for photography and wildlife, I can't say enough to express how I feel watching your content. Im getting inspired and bloomed with what you show, also your character and energy. I've had watched almost all your videos since I discovered your channel. Can't wait to watch your travels chapters!!!

  4. in that thick of vegetation it may be best for a unipod so only one leg and holding and balancing the camera and lens by hand resting on the unipod.

  5. love the Camo you have it definitely has to help with covering up your movement.thats something I need to invest in.

  6. Hi Morten, Love your videos I watch all of them.
    For me the best settings for fast moving objects with the Z7 is to put the photo quality into RAW Medium, af-c, dynamic, and High speed. I normally use a FTZ with Nikkor 200-500 f5,6. But I guess you have tried this already.
    It works better with contrasty objects and less good with the less contrasty wildlife.
    Any way keep on going, very nice videos!!!!
    BRGDS Jaco

  7. Your attitude about being in nature is similar to mine. The bird or animal may know that you are there but be respectful, keep movements to a minimum, don’t get too close, capture your images and leave quietly. If I spend some time with a bird or animal, hopefully capturing a few good images, I always whisper a short “thank-you” out loud to them….really, I thank them. For their time and letting me share a little bit of their life, I am grateful.

  8. I just love to watch your videos, they are really nicely done, very informative and relaxing at the same time. You seem to be such a nice guy. I share the same attitude to the nature and animals of minimal or no impact. Keep the great work 👍

  9. I think you were looking for the word ‘pine marten’ possibly, Morton. Your English is incredible, by the way.

  10. Must say that Fosdalen is worth a visit. For anyone going, stop by the information center down the road, worth it.
    Morten, I'm still hoping that Nikon will bring out an Z8 with all the bangs from the D850… as always your videos are great.

  11. You are an inspiration to wildlife photography, I will have to get out my combat suit and go hide in the woods, must be hard to vlog and do some good photography… well done.

  12. Oh and another thing I want you to know! Im just starting to get a cup of coffee all the time hahahahahahaha not kidding

  13. Another great video with an excellent balance between being informative and practical photography. I just got to get me one of those suits..

  14. Brilliant video, the tips on field-craft are really helpful and the reminder to us all the animal or bird come before the the photos. Love your work.

  15. Another excellent video, Morten! I really love watching them. So much effort and passion put into them.

    Concerning the silent shutter, there is actually a good technical reason NOT to use it: The readout time of the sensor is (regardless of the shutter speed) just about 1/15th of a second, so moving subjects can suffer from artefacts known as rolling shutter. Furthermore, there are some other smaller restrictions, which are listed in the manual at page 222.

  16. I am very thankful for videos like yours that allow me to learn how to create beautiful images. I only recently have started photographing birds as a way of helping me to remember what birds that I’ve seen on birdwatching trips. I like the technical information because there is value in others experience. I find watching your videos to be almost like meditation.

  17. Som alltid en mycket sevärd och trevlig video från dig. Hälsningar från

  18. Really enjoyed the behind the scenes video. Love all your videos. So glad I stumbled onto your channel right at the beginning.

  19. Hey Morten, did you do the latest firmware update 2.0 for the Z7?

  20. I appreciate (and share) your thoughts on being in nature. Going over your woodpecker session was quite helpful!

  21. Nice video, as always … 🙂 I'm very much looking forward to you video (or videos) about your trip to Ellesmere Island though. It's one of the places I find fascinating, I really do.
    I've also got a question for one of your next videos: You mentioned a while ago that you don't use Back-Button AF. Would you mind explaining why you don't like it? I'm on the fence myself when it comes to Back Button AF, and I've been switching a few times over the years, so I'm really interested in your thoughts on this matter.

  22. Your videos bring me so much calmness and contentment within my hectic city life. Your enthusiasm for wildlife and your rural lifestyle is so inspiring and refreshing in a world where everything is so artificial. Thank you!

  23. I haven't picked up a camera in 10 years. I felt inspired by your work and ENERGY around wildlife. I bought a D5600 2 weeks ago, travelled to a local National Nature Reserve and spent HOURS there. I'd like to get out every day after work and learn more.

    Im currently only using a 70-300mm from Tamron until im able to get around to purchasing a 600mm lens.
    Other than that my next purchase will be a thermos and some fantastic coffee :).

    I hope you keep making these videos when you have the time; to help & inspire others like you have done for me.

    Kind Regards Morten!
    James (London, England)

  24. "I see myself as a guest in Nature." — Morten Hilmer

    Your photography is wonderful and your attitude is inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us!
    Parent feeding a child. It doesn't get better than that! (Okay, it got better when you poured a cup of coffee.)

  25. Another great video Morten. Greetings from Australia. I have a question I always use manual mode, I’m wondering if there are situations were you prefer aperture mode?

  26. Thank you Morten. Love your work! My family loves to watch your videos together. Best of luck and keep i up! Thank you again!!!!

  27. Always enjoy watching your videos..your passion is so inspiring..I hope one day I will see you out there

  28. A pesar de q casi no entiendo lo q algunas veces dice por q no habló mucho ingles. Me encanta si trabajo 😍🌿🐦🎥

  29. Awesome 😍😍😍 thanks for share this with us 🤗🤗 (i come here for the Chanel UPDT) it's great!!

  30. 🎥 Watch the video this one is all about 🎥:
    Thanks for all your amazing comments 👍👍👍

  31. One of the best most helpful videos I've seen of your so far. Went out today to shoot and I'm excited to go out more often!

  32. I really like landscape photos, but I collide with the high price of wide lenses and also the filters used to take pictures of sights, can you help me, maybe you have items that are not used and you want to sell them to me at a cheaper price with pleasure my heart will accept it and I will prove to you the beautiful works of my country Indonesia..

  33. Hi Morten, I like your channel, but your accent reminds me of an asshole who owns me a lot of money and disappeared

  34. For me, that I really love the the kind of music that you add makes me feel so inside the environment ❣️

  35. Me encanta tu trabajo es algo emocionante y extraordinario, me dan ganas de hacer algo similar hahaha, te admire men <3

  36. Thanks Morten for the beautiful way you describe respect for wildlife and nature. And thanks for being completely completely yourself and cliché-free. Inspiring.

  37. "I can easily grab this 600 and film with this hand-held". While I hold mine and cant get ONE thing in focus. I'm lucky if i can hold my 150-600mm for five seconds; photos and videos all shaky! Hats off to you Morten!

  38. The respect you have for animals and nature was so inspiring..i never thought that i may disturb them or my presence may be harmful for them..I ll try tonchange that from now on..your photos are gorgeous.thank you for sharing..

  39. First of all, thank you for your channel. I photograph almost exclusively birds, currently with D7200 and Sigma 150-600 S. The issue with the D7200 now when the summer light is gone is ISO performance is not up to par with the light available. What's your take on the Z6, is the AF (this is my main concern) up to the task, I do also shoot birds in flight though mostly raptors. Thank you.

  40. “A guest in nature” is the perfect way to describe our role. Well said and well done. The world would look very different if everyone had this respect for nature.

  41. Morton, This video really shows you level of respect and great care for nature. You truly are an inspiration to so many. As a nature and wildlife amateur photographer myself, I can appreciate all that you do and share. Thank you so much!

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