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(January 1st - December 28th, 2007)

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Alessandro Ugazio

A Marmot or Two...

Colle del Nivolet, Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso. Ceresole Reale, Torino, Italy

August 25, 2007 - 15:30 CET

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An alpine marmot (Marmota Marmota) coming out from his burrow.

The marmot is actually the same, shot in various positions with still camera.
I then chose the best shots and composed them together.
I was excited as a child while shooting, because I had never seen marmots before, and I didn't think one could get so close to them and their burrows!

The Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso is the first natural reserve ever founded in Italy (1856). It's a wonderful place at just two hours from Torino.

The first "Marmotta Day" was organized by a group of italian photo amateurs (well, mostly Nikon-addicted...) and the majority of them was surprised by the number of marmots all around, and how they could get close to them, absolutely without attracting them with food or anything.

Here (courtesy Nital forum) some shot of that unforgettable day: http://www.nital.it/forum/index.php?showtopic=68712

And here some other panoramas of mine: http://www.ziouga.it/Piemonte/GranParadiso/GranParadiso.html


Europe / Italy

Lat: 45° 29' 9.37" N
Long: 7° 8' 35.75" E

Elevation: 2600

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Nikon D80, 10.5mm f/2.8 G ED DX Fisheye-Nikkor, Nikon Remote Cord MC-DC1, Panosaurus head, Manfrotto 486RC2 ball head, Manfrotto 190pro tripod.
Nikon Capture NX 1.1.0, PTGui 7.3, Adobe Photoshop CS2, NeatImage 4.3, CubicConverter 2.2.1.
Una marmotta o due...

Una marmotta alpina (Marmota Marmota) che sbuca dalla sua tana.

La marmotta è in effetti una sola, ripresa in varie posizioni a camera fissa.
Ho poi scelto gli scatti migliori e li ho composti insieme.
Ero eccitato come un pargolo mentre scattavo, perché non avevo mai visto marmotte in vita mia, e non pensavo ci si potesse avvicinare così tanto a loro e alle loro tane!

Il Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso è la prima riserva naturale istituita in Italia (1856).
È un luogo meraviglioso a sole due ore da Torino.

Il primo "Marmotta Day" è stato organizzato da un gruppo di fotoamatori italiani (soprattutto "nikonisti"...) per la maggior parte stupiti dal gran numero di marmotte presenti, e per la possibilità di avvicinarle moltissimo, assolutamente evitando di attirarle con esche, cibo o simili.

Qui (grazie al forum Nital) qualche foto di quella giornata indimenticabile: http://www.nital.it/forum/index.php?showtopic=68712

E qui qualche altro mio panorama: http://www.ziouga.it/Piemonte/GranParadiso/GranParadiso.html

Behind the scene : how this panorama was made

(photo courtesy of my friend Daniele)

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