With the bright light yesterday, I thought it time for an outing for my infrared camera. Started in the Sidgwick site in Cambridge. The images show the variation in colour you get with even small changes to position and light values. I particularly liked the tones and detail on the Lambretta which was pale blue!
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Athough not quite wader migration peak time yet, there were plenty of waders around. Some were still in summer plumage and some already moulted to the winter costumes. The Black-tailed Godwits were mixed flocks of summer and winter plumage. Other species here - Redshank, Turnstone, Dunlin, Knot, Oyster Catcher, Lapwing and Avocet. Adult moulting and juvenile Black-headed Gull complete the set.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Busy with Camera Club and domestic tasks at the moment so a few hoverfly images from recent weeks, especially as my valued flash gun friend is having to go back for inspection. - I have set myself to learn to identify British species but I also enjoy the amazing variety of these flies from Hornet mimics to solitary wasp mimics
Sunday, August 13, 2017
The spoonbills had short periods of activity on both our recent visits to Titchwell so a couple of shots of this bird - a great subject for flight photography.
There was a pair of Kestrels very active catching voles along the Meadow trail to the East Bank. I watched this one hover, swoop and then carry away vole to an adjacent tree.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Yesterday was one of those moments - a Bittern came out of the reeds close to us at Lakenheath and proceeded to catch tiny fish for almost half an hour. There were close reeds that blocked the view but these parted in the wind and gave lots of opportunities for close-up views as it fished to right and left. Even caught a fish going down the enormous gape and the unexpectedly mobile tongue