Exploring the Esterel Massif

A few weeks after my first time along the Corniche d'Or, today I've returned to the Esterel, exploring a bit the inner part. It's a wild landscape, where you are struck with the three primary colours: blue sky, green trees and bushes, red rocks.

 

Landscape of the inner Esterel. Nikon D5000 + AF 180mm f/2.8N, 1/320 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400, hand-held.

Landscape of the inner Esterel. Nikon D5000 + AF 180mm f/2.8N, 1/320 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400, hand-held.

Landscape of the inner Esterel. Nikon D5000 + AF-S 12-24mm f/4G @ 24mm, 1/320 sec @ f/11, ISO 400, hand-held.

Landscape of the inner Esterel. Nikon D5000 + AF 85mm f/1.8D, 1/160 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 250, hand-held.

Landscape of the inner Esterel. Nikon D5000 + AF 85mm f/1.8D, 1/160 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 250, hand-held.

Landscape of the inner Esterel. Nikon D5000 + AF 85mm f/1.8D, 1/160 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 250, hand-held.

A few surprises too. Where you don't expect, in the middle of a dried zone, a small pool of fresh water, populated with mallards; and even a single female red-crested pochard, that stays a bit on her own.

Couple of mallards. Nikon D200 + AF-S 300 f/4D, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, -2/3 EV, ISO 320, hand-held.

Female Red-crested pochard. Nikon D200 + AF-S 300 f/4D, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, -2/3 EV, ISO 400, hand-held.