Over the time
Photo journal and tickets from my outdoor photography trips, starting with the most recent ones from my column "Over the time".
With the arrival of spring, the energy of nature awakens with a tremendous desire to be reborn. The first flowers come to color the ground, the birds return from migration, and the other animals come out of their hibernation period.
Spring begins on the day of the Spring Equinox. During the spring equinox, day and night have the same length.
My Favorite images from 2022
The year 2022 is ending, I present to you in this gallery a best-of of my favorite photos for this past year.
Best wishes for the year 2023, good ride in picture and thank you for your visits...
The Caussenarde Farm of Yesteryear
The Caussenarde farm of yesteryear, with its typical 18th and 19th century architecture, with its vaults and roofs of limestone slates is a museum of the daily life of farmers until the 1950s on the Causse Méjean.
The Dragonflies of Camargue
During this period, many dragonflies are present along the canals and wetlands in the Camargue.
The life of dragonflies is fascinating because part of it is aquatic and the other aerial. The larval life of dragonflies is the longest, from a few months to several years depending on the species. The one in the air is a few weeks.
June and July pictures...
Here we are in the middle of the summer season, with the heat the photo trips will be rarer, some posts are deserted by birds, because the marshes or ponds are dry, a common thing in summer in the Camargue.
Many marshes are subject to natural summer drying that only lasts a few weeks because they are artificially replenished with water during the summer.
April and May pictures...
With sunny days and the arrival of spring, we are witnessing :
First photos taken at the beginning of 2022.
Photographic outings are always an opportunity to contemplate nature, even if encounters with wildlife are not always there.
Among the interesting encounters, the Tundra Swan is a bird that I see for the first time in the Camargue.
Here is the year 2021 is over, in this post, I present to you the last photographs taken during the month of December.
Hoping that the year 2022 will be less constrained, I present you my Best wishes for this new year, I wish you good walks in image and thank you for all your visits.
Here we are in the middle of autumn, many migrants have made their return to the Camargue, mainly ducks and Common Cranes....
The light is also much softer than in summer, This season offers us sublime orange colors bringing out beautiful landscapes on the marshes.
Intermediate period in the Camargue, autumn is the season of passage between the departure of the migrants and the arrival of the winterers who will spend the winter in the Camargue. Most will move north in February March. Mainly ducks and Common Cranes. Among the passerines, the Remiz penduline also begins to show the tip of its beak...
The Hunter of Africa...
The European Bee-eater is a migratory bird that can be seen returning to Europe from the month of May...
It is a bird with very variegated plumage the size of a thrush. Very gregarious, the European Bee-eater nests in colonies.
This one will stay in Europe until the end of the summer (August, September), before resuming its winter quarters in West Africa and South Africa...
Bird Quarrels on the Swamp...
As spring approaches, most birds have only one objective, reproduction. This period of reproduction is essential for the survival of the species..
For many species, pairs are already formed during the winter, for others pairs are formed during this period....
The Common Crane in Camargue...
Common cranes migrate through France from North-East to South-West, and stay mainly in Champagne (Lake of Der) and in the Landes, while others continue their migration to Spain.
The Camargue is not in their usual transit zone, however more and more common cranes are stopping over in this region.....
Retrospective year 2020...
The year 2020 is ending, this somewhat special year with two confinements was a bit poor in many areas and for many of us..
I still take this end of the year to do a small photographic retrospective ..... All the photographs presented were taken in the Camargue.
Autumn in Cevennes...
It's go again for a tour, we are re-confined and therefore deprived of nature and photo outings for the second time this year...
So here is an opportunity to dive back into my photo library in search of some old photos to present to you......
Birds of Camargue...
The meetings of the month of October .... among other things many ruff.
This bird often called in the twentieth century Fighting Knight but in fact closer to sandpipers, is a species of shorebirds of the Scolopacidae family and exhibiting a clear sexual dimorphism ...
Dragonflies of Camargue...
Morning walk in the Camargue reserve, in this month of August there are many dragonflies near the wetlands (mosquitoes too), yellow dragonflies, red dragonflies!
43 species of dragonflies are listed in the Camargue out of 83 listed in France.(source of information PNRC of Camargue 2005).
Landscapes of Camargue...
To the south, there is a lagoon-marine Camargue shaped by the incursions of the sea and the action of the wind. These lagoon areas are mainly located south of the Vaccarès pond. The lagoons are subject to many variations in water level and salinity under the influence of the wind. The mistral (north wind) carries the slightly salty water from the Vaccarès pond into the lagoons, thus reducing the salinity of the latter.
Back to the Camargue...
The confinement linked to covid 19 from the month of March deprived us this year of one of the most beautiful period of the season :
- return of certain migratory birds,
- nesting period for a large number of species.
The only consolation, for nature lovers; many species enjoyed a relative tranquility due to the absence of humans...
Birds in winter......
Here we are in the middle of winter, during the lookout sessions, we will meet two types of birds :
- the winterers, which we will meet from September to March, in particular the ducks.
- sedentary ones, such as the Bearded Reedling and the Cetti's Warbler, which can be observed in the Camargue throughout the year.
The swamp Birds...
Video realised at the Vigueirat marsh on July 17, 2019. That day many birds on this beautiful marsh...