Article: How to photograph Black Redstart


I have just finished an article on how I photographed a pair of Black Redstarts in a Hungarian garden in June.  Lots of information and details included for those who are interesting in setting something like this up from start to finish.

The pdf can be downloaded by following this link to my website:

How to photograph Black Redstart

Black Redstart

Camera equipment for sale


Hey all

Time for a clean out so I’ve got some photography equipment for sale so please check the individual items and send me a message or an email if you are interested. 

CANON 20D with Canon EF-S f/3.5-5.6 kit lens: http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/canon-20d-with-canon-ef-s-18-55mm-f35-56-kit-lens/1076991265

CANON EOS 40D body with Canon BG-E2 battery grip: 
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/genuine-canon-eos-40d-body-only-with-genuine-canon-bg-e2-battery-grip/1076760984

CANON ET 1000 N3 10m extension cable: 
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/canon-et-1000-n3-10m-extension-cable/1076968202

SMARTDISK Flashtrax XT40GB portable harddrive:http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/smartdisk-flashtrax-xt-40-gb-portable-harddrive-media-player-usb-20/1076763033

4 x INTERFIT Stellar X 600W studio lights with accessories:

I’ve split this kit into two lots of 2 lights:

One set here: http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/2-x-interfit-stellar-x-600w-lights-with-studio-accessories/1076983782

and the other here: http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/2-x-interfit-stellar-x-600w-lights-with-studio-accessories/1077602407

If you are interested in these or making me a sensible offer on anything please drop me a line.

Many thanks

Ian

*NEW* BIrd of Prey workshops


For all those that have missed the previous post, I am running a great day photographing birds of prey at the Barn Owl Centre, Gloucestershire on Sunday 6th October.

Please see my previous post for the details here: BIRD OF PREY WORKSHOPS

If anyone is interested please get in touch with me.

Many thanks

Ian

*NEW* Bird of Prey photography workshops


Hi everyone,

A few days ago I posted about my new bird of prey photography workshops.  For those who have expressed interest already here are the details.  If you are interested in this great workshop please contact me using this link here:  CONTACT IAN

Here is the advertisement:

BOP-leaflet

128/365 Bathing Tufted Duck


Another image from the London Wetland Centre, this time a male Tufted Duck enjoying a brief moment of sun.

Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula, London Wetland Centre, April, 2012.
Canon 5d Mk3 with Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS II lens.

127/365 High key Ring necked Parakeet


Todays image is of Ring necked Parakeet at the London Wetland Centre. Since the sun wasn’t playing ball and the sky was very overcast I decided to overexpose the image by +3 stops causing the white clouds to become completely bleached out, but rendering the bird the correct exposure, leading to this high contrast image.

Ring-necked Parakeet, Psittacula krameri, London Wetland Centre, April, 2012.
Canon 5d Mk3 with Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS II

126/365 Grey Heron and Coots


I flushed this heron whilst walking around the reserve and unfortunately for the heron it flew straight towards a coot nest.  The adult coots then proceeded to launch a full scale attack on the heron for being too close to the nest.  The heron then had to change direction quickly, which ultimately lead to the heron slowing down and landing about a foot away from the coots nest, which lead the coots to become even more aggresive because of this.  In the end the heron flew past me instead of the coots which in my opinion was the safest option in the first place! Whether the heron thought that the coots would be more concerned about me and tried to take one of the coot chicks or whether it was just an honest mistake I dont know.  It happened extremely quickly and this is the one of the images of the pair of coots scolding the heron! 😉

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea and Coot Fulica atra, London Wetland Centre, April, 2012.
Canon 5d Mk3 and 300mm f/2.8 L IS II lens.