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Rapaces, Passionnément: Des Rapaces de France [A Passion for Raptors: On the Raptors of France]

Art / Photobook
By: Gérard Schmitt(Author)
127 pages, 85 colour photos
Rapaces, Passionnément: Des Rapaces de France [A Passion for Raptors: On the Raptors of France]
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Language: French

The book immerses you in the world of birds of prey. It contains photographic essays of 17 species of raptors, and another 24 species breeding in France. Excerpts from field notes, anecdotes, and a brief biological description of each species gives the reader insight in each species. It is also a human adventure: the quest of a passionate nature photographer for the wilderness, the readiness to spend thousands of hours alone in a carriage, traveling throughout France to identify good parts several months in advance. At the end of book Gérard Schmitt explains his approach to nature photography and unveils his equipment and methods: fixed or mobile equipment, approach, etc.

These strong and powerful images of raptors will not let you indifferent to the beauty and power of these birds.

Summary in French:
L'ouvrage vous immerge dans l'univers des oiseaux de proie, rapides, précis et puissants mais si vulnérables. Il contient des reportages photographiques sur 17 espèces de rapaces, parmi les 24 espèces nicheuses en France (Aigle royal, Balbuzard pêcheur, Chouette hulotte, Circaète Jean-le-Blanc, Faucon pèlerin, Faucon Crécerelette, Gypaète barbu, Hibou Grand-Duc...). Extraits de carnets de terrain, anecdotes, bref descriptif biologique de chaque espèce, l'auteur entend faire entrer le lecteur dans l'intimité des oiseaux et met l’accent sur le comportement, l’action, l’événement.

C’est aussi une aventure humaine : la quête d’un photographe naturaliste passionné par la nature sauvage, prêt à passer des milliers d'heure isolé dans un affût, parcourant toute la France pour répérer les bons coins plusieurs mois à l'avance... En fin d'ouvrage, Gérard Schmitt explique son approche de photographe naturaliste et lève le voile sur son matériel et les méthodes utilisées : affût fixe ou mobile, approche... Les images fortes et percutantes de Rapaces, passionnément ne vous laisseront pas indifférents à la beauté et à la puissance de ces oiseaux.

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Art / Photobook
By: Gérard Schmitt(Author)
127 pages, 85 colour photos
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