124/365 Carrion Crow landscape

Here is another image of a Carrion Crow but this time showing it in its landscape.  This was taken with an 800mm focal length and the bird itself was 58.5m away from my position.
Most people think that if you have an 800mm lens then you can photograph birds from miles away. Even though this crow was fairly close, the 800mm still renders it small in the frame but shows the landscape off nicely.

Carrion Crow, Corvus corone, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, November, 2011.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 800mm f/5.6 L IS lens

117/365 Mute Swan with cygnets

With all of the new ducklings around reservoirs and lakes at the moment I thought I would show this image of a Mute Swan with her cygnets taken in the late afternoon light.

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Staffordshire, June, 2010.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS.


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.

081/365 Pochard against sunset

It is difficult to get sharp images of flying birds against sunsets purely due to the low light levels available. Pushing the camera ISO to 1000 I managed to get 1/1000th sec to get these Pochard silhouetted against a colourful sky.

Pochard, Aythya ferina, Norfolk, November, 2010.
Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

080/365 Whooper Swan on pink

Image 080, is a request off a friend who wanted an image with pink in it… so here it is… a Whooper Swan flying against a very pink wintery sky 😉 . The sun was just about to set at this point, and due to there being heavy snow clouds covering the sky, the last rays of the sun sent everything this strange ethereal pink colour. Im just glad the Whooper Swan flew past!

Whooper Swan, Cygnus cygnus, Norfolk, November, 2010.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 800mm f/5.6 lens.

072/365 Small Heath butterfly Coenonympha pamphilus

Its been a very busy few days so please accept my sincere apologies for not posting any pics. Here is number 072, a Small Heath butterfly. 

Small Heath butterfly, Coenonympha pamphilus, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, August, 2010.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.