Sunday 22 March 2009

Northern Wheatears at Davidstow

Northern Wheatears have arrived in force this weekend with several delightful males and a couple females showing well on the disused runway at Davidstow. The shots below were taken from the car window with the sun behind me. I used a polariser filter to reduce the glare often found on white feathers in bright sun. Shutter speed reduces quite dramatically when using these filters but the end result can be worth it. The third image shows the bill open as it is singing!

EXIF detail: Aperture priority. Aperure wide open at F/4. EV -0.7. Shutter 1/1250th. ISO 400. Focal length 600mm. White Balance Cloudy.