146/365 Fulmar


… and the last post for today… you guessed it… another Fulmar! 🙂

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire, June, 2012.
Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

 

145/365 Fulmar


Another image of a Fulmar showing the  straight ‘stiff’ wings that are so characteristic of this species.

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire, June, 2012.
Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

144/365 Fulmar


Another image of a Fulmar which is riding the up currents that are hitting the cliff from the sea below.  You can clearly see the tubenose structure in profile in this image.

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire, June, 2012.
Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

083/365 Flying Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis


Yesterdays image, number 083 is of a flying Fulmar.  The last fews pictures have been from the English county of Norfolk, so I tend to continue this theme with the next images. Fulmars are fantastic birds to watch especially over the sea, as they flide on their ‘stiff’ wings.

Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, Norfolk, December, 2007.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

 

054/365 Osprey Pandion haliaetus


Egypt is a key migration route for birds travelling back and forth from Africa to Europe each year. We travelled to the Red Sea in April to observe the start of the spring migration with birds returning back to their breeding grounds.
Todays image, 054, is an Osprey perched on a flag out to sea. Although not a very attractive perch and taken in very harsh light, it was great to wade out and get really close to such a magnificent creature. I was photographing it for about 10mins altogether, watching it preen and make sure its feathers were in top condition for the flight north. Not wanting to waste its energy, I left it alone to continue preening. A wonderful experience.

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Red Sea, Egypt, April, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

041/365 Kota Kinabalu Sunset


Image 041 is a ‘regular’ sunset from Kota Kinabalu.  Due to Mt Kinabalu dominating the weather systems in Borneo, there is always a lot of cloud about during sun set.  This makes for great images every night of the week. Heres another one of my favourites.

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia, April, 2010.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L lens.

040/365 Kota Kinabalu abstract sunset


One for yesterday… 😉

Looking through my images to see what to post next,  I found this one which I completely forgot about taking.  Utilising a slow shutter speed and panning movement, I captured a variety of images using different shutter speeds.  I’ve done this in the past with wide angle lenses such as the 17-40mm or 24-70mm but this one was taken with my 500mm!  It shows you can do landscape photogrpahy with a supertelephoto! This is one of my favourites and has a very soothing quality about it.  Maybe its the smoothness of the scene or just the pastel like colours. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia, April, 2010.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.