It has been a long time waiting but the first Bewick’s Swans of the winter have finally arrived at Slimbridge WWT in Gloucestershire this morning. To mark the arrival I thought this image of a Bewick’s Swan I photographed at the beginning of this year would fit the bill.
Bewick’s Swan, Cygnus columbianus, Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire, February, 2013.
Whilst down at the coast yesterday I decided to have a short mini project on Black headed Gulls. I learnt a lot about their feeding behaviour and how to utilise this to gain better photographs. It was putting the autofocus system of the 5D mk3 to the test and I can honestly say it coped extremely well. It is certainly a project that I will be continuing. Here is one of the best from the day. Not perfect but I like the way the water is trickling down from the bird as it rises from the water.
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Glamorgan, Wales, February, 2013.
Canon 5D mk3 with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.