Saturday, 26 December 2009

Favorite 10 Images of 2009.

After reading Steve's and Bob's blog I've decided to follow suit......
My Favorite images of 2009!
Below are my 10 favorite images from this year. The images are ones that I like and you may not agree so I have added a poll on the side to see which of the pics you like.
Please vote for 3 of you favorite images in the poll to the side of this post. Thanks and Happy new year.
Long Tailed Tit, Priorslee Lake, Shropshire. December

Baird's Sandpiper, Marazion Beach. September

Ringed Plover, Davidstow Airfield. September

Red Kite, Gigrin Farm, Wales. December

Long Tailed Tit, Stithians Reservoir. March

Baird's Sandpiper, Davidstow Airfield. September

Dunlin, Davidstow Airfield. September

Dunlin, Marazion Beach. October

Chaffinch, Rothiemurchus Campsite, Aviemore, Scotland. August

Red Kite, Gigrin Farm, Wales. December
Some great birds from 2009 and I hope 2010 is even better.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Gigrin Farm Part 2

More will appear on the blog probably after xmas now. I will upload what I can to Flickr...
Thank you to everyone who has followed and commented on the blog over the past year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Gigrin Farm

I have been in Shropshire this week due to finishing my mock exams early. We spent a day at Gigrin Farm in Wales so I have quite a few images to post. The only problem is the laptop is playing up and CS3 wont open, so I have only have one image to post that I have fiddled with on my Aunties laptop.
More to come soon....

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Images From The Past Few Month's

I haven't been able to get out again today so no new images. I have been looking back through my images from this year and have found some that didn't make the blog.
Also I have just bought a Canon 17-40 L USM so I will be posting more landscapes on the blog, although I do have to wait until xmas until I can use it :-(

Chaffinch, Rothiemurchus Campsite (Scotland), August

Coal Tit, Loch an Eilein (Scotland), August

Dunlin, Davidstow Airfield, September

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Med Gull's at Carnsew Pool

Due to the weather today I haven't managed to get out so here are some images from last friday.Once again poor light and handolding the camera didn't help.EXIF: Canon EOS 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, ISO-400 (1st) ISO-500 (2nd), 1/320 1/800, Spot Metering, f/5.6, Cloudy WB, Handheld.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Pacific Diver at Carnsew Basin.

Some image of the Pacific Diver on Carnsew Basin today. Please excuse the quality, the weather was rubbish and I was handholding the camera most of the time!! I got soaked, camera got soaked but it was worth it. I'll be back down there tomorrow if the weather gets better.EXIF: Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, ISO 800, 1/800-1000, f/5.6, spot metering, Majority Handheld.

For a lot better images of the Pacific Diver see Matt Sallis and Duncan Jeggo's images on BirdGuides. Or Steve's Images Here

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Barn Owl

I photographed this Barn Owl after having a very uneventful time at Men-an-Tol. It flew over the road and I managed to get these images out of the car window.
EXIF: Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, Av, ISO-400, f/5.6, 1/800-1000-2500, Partial Metering.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Pied Flycatcher at Church Cove

I had a great day birding today with 2 life and 3 County ticks. We started off the day at Church Cove looking for the Green/Greenish Warbler, which after about 4 hours of watching and waiting I had reasonable view of it in the canopy, Lifer and County tick. While at Church Cove I also managed to photograph the Pied Fly that was in the area, 2nd County tick.. pics below. Our next stop for the day was St.Leven for the Radde's Warbler, Great views of that and my 2nd life/3rd County ticks. Not the best images but I needed something to post.
EXIF: Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/640, Spot Metering.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Yellow-Browed Warbler at Nanquidno

YB Warbler at Nanquidno this afternoon. Another 2 LIfers this afternoon, YB Warbler and the Whooper Swan at Drift.

EXIF:Canon 1D MKII, Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM, AV, f/5.6, Spot Metering, first 2 ISO 640 last 1 ISO 320,

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Snow Bunting at Nanqudno

Despite the rubbish weather I managed to get over to Nanquidno again to see if I could get some better Snow Bunting pic's. After that we headed over to Marazion to see if the Spoonbill was still present....... it wasn't. While checking Bird Guides when I got home I found the Spoonbill had been reported 10 minuets after we had left :-(
For some better images of the Nanquidno Snow Bunting see Sam's blog, HERE

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Spoonbill at Marazion

Just a few images from today at Marazion and Nanquidno. First up is the immature Spoonbill that was present at Marazion Today.

Snow Bunting at Nanquidno, (by airfield)

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Dunlin on Marazion Beach

Dunlin on Marazion Beach this afternoon. I took loads of images of birds on the beach with the majority being of this Dunlin in the mouth of the Red River.
EXIF: Canon 1D MKII and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, RAW, f/5.6 ISO 200-500, 1/640s-1/2000s, Spot Metering-Partial Metering