Iof de Miezegnot summit view

Iof de Miezegnot summit view

The summit view from Iof de Miezegnot towards the west. Fog covers Val Canale. In the distance main summits of Carnian Alps are seen, among them (in the middle) also Hohe Warte / Monte Coglians. December 6th, 2003.
Vid Pogachnik
on Dec 10, 2003 2:48 pm
Image Type(s): Panorama
Image ID: 35329


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Klenke - Dec 10, 2003 3:10 pm - Voted 10/10

After the bombing run

Did it manage to score a direct hit after flying over your head?

Nice shot! Birds can be notoriously difficult to effectively photograph in flight and still get a background scene in.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Dec 10, 2003 3:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: After the bombing run

I was lucky this time. I have so many pictures where birds are not sharp, so I wonder how this one succeeded. And it's even positioned properly.


desainme - Dec 10, 2003 7:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: After the bombing run


Sitting on the summit of Croz dell'Altissimo and seeing the daws you wish you could fly!! (September 2003) Submitted by Gangolf Haub on Nov 30, 2003

These Jack Daws must be popular in the Italian Alps.

Gangolf Haub says they soar quite well as you picture shows.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Dec 12, 2003 7:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: After the bombing run

Yes, Gangolf is right. You sometime wish you could fly. Whenever I see these beautiful birds I remember one of Reinhold Stecher's (bishop of Innsbruck) essays, descripting them. They like to play with wind so much!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Dec 14, 2003 9:36 am - Voted 10/10

Re: After the bombing run

Yeah, they're quite popular; as long as you don't start to eat! Then they get to be like ground squirrels - always begging!

In addition to Vid's book there is one by the behavioural scientist Konrad Lorenz, in which he describes the daws that had been living under the roof of his house! Very interesting! I looked it up with but only found the german version at It's called 'Er redete mit dem Vieh, den Vögeln und den Fischen' freely translated: 'He talked to the cattle, birds and fish'. Whenever you find this one, be sure to get it. Reading the description of a storm going round Lorenz' house and the daws enjoying it makes you imagine you were among them.

The book's as great as Vid's picture!!!!


tlogan - Dec 10, 2003 5:11 pm - Voted 10/10

serious stuff

Simply an excellent shot... great timing!


Velebit - Dec 10, 2003 7:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Come on Vid, you got to be kidding me :-)

I'm speechless! Not only you had fantastic day in Italian Julian Alps but you also caught Kavka bird, fantastic shot!!! Bird is simply perfect, its position and position on the photo, sharpness. Even in photo shop it couldn't be done any better.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Dec 11, 2003 1:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Come on Vid, you got to be kidding me :-)

I like some saturday's shots, so I decided even to post Poldanasnja spica page. Really, this is not a trick. I have one picture from Sis, Cres, where eagles were in the air. But none on the best picture. So I simply copied and pasted two or three from the other picture. But this one is real. I changed almost nothing.


Velebit - Dec 11, 2003 8:19 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Come on Vid, you got to be kidding me :-)

Whole set is great, it was fantastic day. I never doubted this photo wasn't a set up. Title of the comment is joke because it’s perfect. I know how hard it is to catch moment like this with consumer digital camera because of the focus lag. Maybe you should have played lottery that day :-)


TodoVertical - Dec 13, 2003 6:28 pm - Voted 10/10


Nice one Vid ........


Rustichelli - Sep 28, 2004 9:22 am - Hasn't voted

very nice

bellissima ci andrò prestoi

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Sep 28, 2004 11:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: very nice



justahiker - Mar 3, 2006 8:28 am - Voted 10/10


Beautiful pic!! What a moment you caught! Like you asked the bird to be there on right places. :)

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Mar 3, 2006 8:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!!

Thanks, for viewing and voting on so many of my pictures!


turistoalpinista - Sep 26, 2006 4:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Now I want..

Now I want to be the bird and fly above the cloud sea there:)
Great shot!!!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Sep 26, 2006 9:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Now I want..

Yes, you know those moments on the summit. Nothing is so special, the mountain is nothing superbe, but the feeling is great :-)


turistoalpinista - Sep 26, 2006 9:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Now I want..


Marcus Hofmann

Marcus Hofmann - Nov 20, 2006 6:48 pm - Voted 10/10


This must be one of the most touching pictures I have seen in a very long time. Makes me want to pack my rucksack and go hiking. Absolutely wonderful.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Nov 20, 2006 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful

Thanks, Marcus!
Now it's that time. Inversion, the first snow, clear skies,...

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Feb 7, 2007 12:12 pm - Voted 10/10


You have done a wonderful job taking advantage of this moment.

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