088/365 Long tailed Tit


One from the archive when I was shooting on a 20D!  Image 088 is of a Long tailed Tit.  One of my favourite birds and one that I really need to point my lens at again.

Long tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus, Warwickshire, January, 2007.
Canon 20D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

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087/365 Oak tree and acorn


Todays image is a bit different from my usual photography.  This is a concept I’ve had in my head for some while now and have finally just finished it.  This image is manipulated from 6 other images and blended together in photoshop.  I have taken all of the images needed at my studio.  I wanted to show the symbolic meaning of how an acorn can grow into a mighty oak. 

Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4 L lens (for tree) and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens (for acorn). 

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086/365 Robin in snow Erithacus rubecula


Todays image, number 086, is of a Robin in snow. I would love to see this on the front of a Christmas Card! 😉

Robin, Erithacus rubecula, Norfolk, December, 2010.
Canon 1d mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

085/365 Rowan berries in winter


Image number 085 is a very wintery scene that I took in the severe winter of 2010-2011 when a friend and I visited Norfolk. I drove past this tree hoping to find some waxwings or other thrushes feeding from the berries but luck wasn’t with me. Instead, I took this wide angle shot with my 17-40mm to make the most of the opportunity.

Rowan berries in snow, Norfolk, December, 2010.
Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4 L lens.

084/365 Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus


Todays image, number 084, is of a Lapland Bunting.  This particular individual was photographed at a well known photography hotspot known as Salthouse, where during the winter months, small numbers of Lapland’s join forces with the more numerous Snow Buntings around the coastal pools here.

Lapland Bunting, Calcarius lapponicus, Salthouse, Norfolk, December, 2007.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

083/365 Flying Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis


Yesterdays image, number 083 is of a flying Fulmar.  The last fews pictures have been from the English county of Norfolk, so I tend to continue this theme with the next images. Fulmars are fantastic birds to watch especially over the sea, as they flide on their ‘stiff’ wings.

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Norfolk, December, 2007.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

 

082/365 Avocet Recurvirosta avosetta


Todays image is completely different from yesterdays in terms of lighting. Yesterdays image was against a strong colourful backdrop producing a silhouette effect. Todays image of an Avocet was taken on a very dull, overcast day. Rather than having an image looking very flat and lifeless, I overexposed it massively to try and get a high key image and produce an image that was worthwhile keeping.

Avocet, Recurvirosta avosetta, Cley, Norfolk, September, 2008.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens with Canon 1.4x extender.