Interview with three wildlife photographers
We recently got introduces with three Albanian wildlife photographers and asked each two questions. First question was to introduce themselves and where they were based. On the second question we asked to share details about a photo which they took.
Greetings, my name is Alti Rubi, my acquaintances call me "Rubino” under which name I opened my personal Facebook page called “Rubino Wildlife Photo”. I was born in Durrës, Albania and I live in Imperia, Italy for the past 22 years, where I have been working at one of the local factories.
I started photographing nature and wildlife about 2 years ago, during somewhat dark moments of my life. This initiation was nice because I found the "medicine" I was looking for, because this passion makes you open your eyes and motivates you every day more and more. I learned a life that I didn't know before which I won't stop until I have the strength.
I took the photo of the Common Kestrel here in the city where I live in the mountains where together with my friends we went to photograph the vultures, where I accidentally noticed a group of common kestrels which I took advantage photographing. I think I was lucky to capture this shot in this posture. The camera I used was Nikon D500 with a 150-600s lens. 1/1600 f8. Then cropped, removed the noice and edited on Lightroom.
My name is Eljon Ejlli, I come from Shkodra, Albania. I currently live in Italy for the past 20 years in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Udine. I work for a Mechanical Company where I provide international warden services. Since last year I also work as a portrait photographer, however my passion is to take photos in nature.
I have started photographing birds roughly since covid started, out on my the backyard taking pictures of butterflies or small birds. Short after I purchased a D3500 camera and a 70-300 mm f 6.3 lens, quality didn't matter to me, but the peace and happiness that nature gave me. I spent hours waiting on subjects to photograph and never got bored. Currently I owe Nikon D500 camera coupled with Nikkor 200-500 mm. I mostly photograph in Friuli Venezia Giulia, and even when I travel around Italy, I always take note of subjects around nature.
The distance that I photographed this Robin was approximately 12 meters away. I used a tripod, postproduction is completely minimal. I try to get as close to the subject as possible without disturbing it for the best possible quality. The settings of this photo are 1/320 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400.
My name is Valdet Galica, I was born in Mitrovica, Kosovo. I have been living for quite a while in Fontainebleau, France. I am a professional photographer, where i currently own a photo lab and studio in Fontainebleau.
Wild animals attract me very much and I have been in love with wildlife photography for 10 years. I really like taking pictures of wildlife without disturbing them.
I took the picture of the Short eared owl in 2019 in a village in France near the city where I live. The photograph was taken from my car, 15 meters from the owl, with Nikon D5 with Nikkor 400 2.8 ISO 560 1/400S F2.8 lens.