Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Refreshing green views at the waterfalls "Cascades du Hérisson" in Jura, France

Some weeks ago, at the pretty cold& wet beginning of May we were enjoying some free days in the green area of Jura, located in Franche-Comté, France, close to the Swiss border. The weather was not very stable, but because of all the rain the vegetation was very luxious and the waterfalls really full...So it was time for waterfall-photography! On the way to the famous "Cascades du Hérisson"  we encountered the cute cows giving the milk for my absolute favourite cheese: Comté! So the first pictures hows you the happy milk-makers grazing the yellow dandellions.
"Cascades du Hérisson" in Jura, L Eventail
"Cascades du Hérisson" in Jura, L Eventail
Macro in Jura
Few kilometers afterwads we arrived at the starting point for the walk around the seven waterfalls of Herisson, along the river Herisson. The path streches over 7,5 km and offers magnificent views over different small, big and bigger falls called names like "l Èventail" (Fan-65m), "Grand Saut" (The big Jump-60m), "Saut Girard" (The Jump of Girard-35m). Nico was really enjyoing himself and using his new tripod. Waterfalls offer great possibility for creative pictures with long shutter speed. In the pictures below we have used speed from 1/4s till 0.6s.
"Cascades du Hérisson" in Jura
"Cascades du Hérisson" in Jura
"Cascades du Hérisson" in Jura

13 comments:

betchai said...

oh, what very beautiful sights, the waterfall is spectacular, and i always love to see happy cows grazing in a field of happy flowers :)

stardust said...

Wow, your waterfall photography is so successful. I’m not sure if I can make it like you. Each photo is well composed from the different angles and the silky touch of water is superb.

From Japan in a dry rainy season
Yoko

Joop Zand said...

Great shots Jana.....good compositions and very nice places.

Greetings, Joop

Rosemary said...

The Jura is a lovely area and your wonderful photos do it credit. The meadows, the lovely waterfalls and the flowers touched by droplets of water.

Saucy Kodz said...

Hi Jana - I love the photo of the cows grazing in the pasture of dandelions. I love capturing water drops on plants. I was out the other evening and took the most fabulous photo. I was focusing on a flower and when I got home, had captured a fly on the leaf as well - surprise for me as the fly was looking right at me. he,he I am amazed at the silky texture you have captured at the falls. These are most beautiful. I am just wondering, the photo with the crop of rocks with water on both sides I see a small animal. Is this your pet or ??? what?? Really great shot. Now I need to know what that is. Have a wonderful day. Thank you.

Hélène said...

Prachtige beelden :-)
Miss u!

Lies said...

'k Proef bijna je kaas, Jana, en 'k hoor bijna de watervallen... Mooi...
Lie(f)s.

papillon said...

Hallo Jana,

Wasser in Massen in letzter Zeit, aber dafür natürlich spektakuläre Naturschauspiele. Tolle Fotos von wunderschönen Wasserfällen.
Schöne und nicht allzu stressige Restwoche wünschen Euch
J+C

Filip and Kristel said...

Beautiful with the water, you probably used a long shutter time.

Greetings,
Filip

EriKa Napoletano said...

Beautiful landscapes.A big hug from Italy

Dietmut said...

Jana, een heel mooie serie. Geniet de tijd lekker. Lieve groeten, Dietmut

Jana said...

THANK you for the lovely coments dear all....
@Lilly: cant wait to see you picture soon! there is a lynx (statue) as decoration on the one pic in front of the waterfalls, you are really good!
@Helene: same here, thank you dear!
@Filip: indeed I have shared my exact times int he blog for people eager to try on their own, however tripod is required too:-)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Delightful scenes, although it still looks cold. I guess it would be a little warmer there now.