Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Penzance

Another bird worth another try, very approachable
ISO 2500, 1/50, dark!


"Artistic blur" 1/40s

Grey Phalarope at Newlyn

Terrible light yesterday but still managed a few record shots. Will try again soon when weathers better (if it stays)


Garden Birds in Shropshire

Balearic Shearwaters off Carbis Bay

Failed attempt at filming Balearic Shearwaters...

Waxwings at Ellesmere

All the video I managed, concentrated on photo's beacuse they were very mobile! Photos soon


Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

I haven't managed to fully sort through all of the images from Shropshire yet so I will get them up sometime after Christmas. I have some average shots of Waxwings, low light didn't help.
Thank you to the followers, for all comments and views, Its greatly appreciated!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Something a little different to a Robin in the snow image
17-40mm, at 17mm

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Assorted Gulls on Carbis Bay Beach

Just a few gulls on Carbis bay beach late afternoon and yes, complete with crappy sound (definitely external mic/sound recorder after xmas!).

Ive got some flight video of the Balearic Shearwaters which im about to edit but there is a lot of dodgy panning so dont expect anything decent if i do upload anything!
Still 100's/1000's birds offshore so if you haven't been yet, what are you waiting for!!
off to Shropshire on Friday until the day before Christmas eve so not sure where we'll be going up there (Gigrin, Rutland maybe??) but I will be trying to hunt down some Waxwings so stay tuned after Christmas for hopefully some images!
Merry Christmas to everyone if i dont update my blog between now and the 25th


Friday, 10 December 2010

Purple Sandpiper Video

No sound as the 7D mic is terrible (and it was windy), Dodgy horizon as I was resting on a rock and cheapy transitions between the shots!


Purple Sandpiper's at Jubilee Pool

haven't taken many images lately due to ringing but managed to get out on Wednesday to photo the Purple Sands at Penzance. My patients paid off as I was lying down and had them down to less that a meter (some walking within a foot of my legs!) I wish I could have stayed longer but I wasn't paying attention to the tide and I only noticed I should move when the camera strap was soaked by a wave (luckily I had my hand under the camera or I would have been testing the weather proofness of the 7D!) By the time i got back to dry land the area I was lying in was underwater!
Worth it tho', shot a bit of video to but i haven't looked at that yet/been bothered to edit it.
PS: NO birds were flushed in the making of this post (Note to the Birdforum brigade!!!)







Curlew