*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

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.

011/365


Image 011 is of an adult Whooper Swan flying against some nice fluffy clouds.  I was at Slimbridge WWT in Gloucestershire when I took this image, and expected the white bird with a yellow beak flying towards me to be a Bewicks Swan as Whooper Swans are quite scarce here.  I later realised, after editing my images that this indeed was a Whooper Swan.  Unexpected bonus!!

Whooper Swan, Cygnus cygnus, Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire, October, 2010.

Canon 1D mk4 with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.