Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Buzzard was less graceful but had a great presence and its long and powerful talons were very evident - we kept our distance.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Evening shot of the Tawny Owl taken with the fish-eye lens - he did eventually eat his mouse. Below an image of the owl taken with fill-in flash to balance the exposure of sky and subject. I set the exposure for the sky on the camera manual setting and then experimented with various power flashes.
Monday, April 26, 2010
We spent very enjoyable 7 hours photographing Birds of Prey in Bedfordshire yesterday. Here are a couple of the shots of owls taken as evening approached and the light was great.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
A few pictures from today's trip to Lakenheath Fen on the way back from collecting work from the Gallery in Watton. The birds were a bit distant and there was a considerable heat haze. There were up to 6 Marsh Harriers and 10 Hobbies in the air at once some of the time. A wonderful sight. I am not sure what the Hobbies were feeding on as I only saw one damselfly (a red one) but the air was thick with Alderflies. There was also a Cuckoo in full song - the first I have heard this year.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Various shots taken in Cambridge yesterday with the Digital Infrared Camera showing different effects that can be obtained. The first is closest to film infrared though it needs a bit of softening on the highlights. I like the way the detail has been retained in the tree trunk of the cherry tree that is in full bloom by King's Chapel.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Groundsel, dog violet,dandelion, ivy-leaved toadflax, forget-me-not,snake's head fritillaria, red dead nettle, alkanet and celandine