Saturday, 9 January 2010


Photo's from a very very cold afternoon at Marazion. The bittern was around but not when I was there :-( The weather has effected most of the birds on the marsh but mainly the Redwing and Fieldfare, about 200+ flying to and from the marsh and beach in search of food. Hope they find it! The first shot is a knot on the beach, Handheld 1DMKII and 400mm f/5.6
Second, Golden Plover from Roadside, Tripod mounted 1D MKII and Canon 600mm f/4 + 1.4X TC. @f5.6
Third, Teal From Roadside, Tripod mounted, Canon 1D MKII and Canon 600mm f/4 + 1.4X TC @f/5.6.
Anyone out today will agree it was cold!!
Thanks Bob for letting my borrow the 600mm.


  1. Hello Ashley Nice shots I agree with you it was dam cold over Marazion this afternoon, It was good to meet you at long last, look forward to catching up with you again at some point (hopefully in warmer weather).
    All the best Keith.

  2. Thank you Keith, I was truly freezing today.
    Good to see you.

  3. Well done for braving the cold and a cracking set of images you have there. What a lens 600mm f4 i am jealous.

  4. Thanks sam, Yeah its my new lens ;-)
    No, Thanks to Bob for letting me borrow it.

  5. Nice set of pictures Ash and yes it was freezing out there.

  6. Hi ashley, once again great pictures , i want to get a camera just dont know which sort to get
    best wishes rob

  7. well you cant go wrong with a Canon/Nikon DSLR.
    Thanks Robbie/Bob

  8. Amazing pics Ashley. I must confess you are a brilliant photographer. I wish I had the equipment and experience that you have with photographing birds. I hope to get a digiscope at some point this year, but goodness knows when that'll be.



  9. Thank you joseph, good luck with the digiscoping.

  10. Beautiful shots, Ashley. Your photos are excellent and improving all the time. I'm envious of you being able to borrow those fabulous lenses, though, but that's a slippery slope because you are going to end up wanting one! I had a go on the 500mm and the 600mm at the Bird Fair in 2008 but I think I'll be saving until I'm ninety before I can afford to get one!

    Keep up the good work :-)

  11. Ashley, Mail me your email address. The one you posted on my blog was bounced back to me as a failure,
    my address is

  12. Thanks Fay, the 500/600's are amazing!!
    Dont know what happened with the email sam.
    Will send one to you soon.