223/365 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia


The lighting was difficult to control on this one but checking the histogram kept me from burning out the highlights on the setting sun through the white feathers of this Spoonbill.

Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia, Hungary, May, 2013.

Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens and Canon 1.4x converter.

223/365 Spoonbill

222/365 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea


I know I’ve got a big appetite but this fish even made me feel full.  Its amazing the size of the fish that these Grey Herons can swallow.

Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea, Hungary, May, 2014.
Canon 5DIII with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

222/365 Grey Heron

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

123/365 Carrion Crow


Crows are probably the hardest to photograph as they are very intelligent and don’t really like being within close proximity to people.  I got lucky with this individual and managed to get a full frame photograph.  To bring out the most of a crows plumage overcast conditions are the best as it really shows off all of the feather details.

Carrion Crow, Corvus corone, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, September, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.