Friday, 26 February 2010

Long-eared Owl at Rutland Water

4 images from Rutland Water. The Long-eared Owl (s) have been roosting here for a while and can easily be over looked. If it wasn't due to the small group of people gathered near the tree we would have never seen them, we unfortunately missed (by seconds) a Barn owl sitting on a nest box by the fieldfare hide and the numerous Short-eared owls that were spotted.
All the images were taken in dim sunlight and shade, Tripod mounted, manual focused through a bush and taken with the normal camera/lens. They would have turned out alright if there wasn't a big bramble going in-front of its face, but as record shots they are fine.

Was woken up by a low flying plane.

Images are a bit basic but not a bird I normally photo. Tomorrow images from Slimbridge.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Black Kite At Gigrin Farm

Not as good as the Red Kite images but ok shots of a great bird. Never seemed to be around when the sun was out so plain grey backgrounds on most.

LE Owl Pics tomorrow, they aren't the best but reasonable quality for the conditions, shooting through branches and leaves.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Red Kites at Gigrin Farm

Images from Gigrin Farm last week. We spent a few days in shropshire, with a trip to Rutland Water, Gigrin and Slimbridge WWT. Very variable weather at Gigrin, sun, snow and overcast conditions in the 3 or so hours we were there. So some images wont be that good due to the light (and snow).
Ill try to post the Black Kite images tomorrow, Long Eared Owl images on Friday and the Slimbridge etc images over the weekend.

Obviously not a kite but I thought I'd post it today as I really like it .

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Black Necked Grebe at Drift

Today made up for missing the grebe at Drift yesterday. When we arrived it was way over on the far bank opposite the hide, to far away for photo's. After loosing sight of it for about 10 mins we assumed that was the last we would see of it, we were wrong.
It drifted past the hide about 2 meter's out!!!
It then stayed close (ish) to the bank until about 5pm when we left. Thanks to Bob for letting me borrow the 600mm (again)

Canon 1D MKII and 600mm f/4 + 1.4X TC

Canon 1D MKII and Canon 600mm f/4 + 1.4X TC

Canon 1D MKII and Canon 400mm f/5.6
Canon 1D MKII and Canon 400mm f/5.6

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Drift Reservoir

Images from Drift reservoir today. No BN Grebe seen or photo'd :-( Ill try again tomorrow.
Not great light this afternoon so there images aren't great, a bit boring as well

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

No images

No images (well good ones) since the Seal. I have been out but just not seen any thing thats worth photo'ing. Im on school hol's next week so I should (hopefully) get out a bit more. We are Planning a trip to Slimbridge, Rutland and Gigrin Farm during the week so I expect many images from there.
Hopefully I'll get some images to post soon or ill have to look back into the achieves.