Adobe Lightroom Workshop November 20th 2015 £99

The last Adobe Lightroom workshop was a huge success. Please find below the details of the next one!
ADOBE LIGHTROOM WORKSHOP 20th November 2015 £99
A great opportunity for you to learn new Adobe Lightroom skills and techniques.
Its on Friday 20th November based at The Flash Centre, Mount Street Business Centre, Birmingham.
This workshop will cover all of the necessary skills to improve your images and workflow, including importing, processing, keywording and exporting your images.
For more details of the course content please see here:
Excellent value at £99 per person for up to 8 people
To book your place please contact Ian on or mobile 07709 492484

207/365 BBC Wildlife Magazine published image

It is great to see one of my images almost full page in the November issue of the BBC Wildlife Magazine! Check it out on page 58.
The image is of a group of Sanderling on a very windswept beach on South Uist, Outer Hebrides taken in September last year.
The current issue is on sale now from all good newsagents. More information on the current issue can be found here:
Here’s the image:

207/365 Sanderling

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

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.