Thursday, 14 May 2009

Two consolation prizes

The Dunnock and Reed Warbler shots were taken at St. Gothian Sands nature reserve yesterday, very early in the morning. The weather conditions were perfect for migrants but it seems I missed just about everything unusual, including a decent influx of Red Kites, Black Kite, Golden Orioles, Garganeys and Temminck's Stint. The best I could find were these two consolation prizes below. I even heard that I missed a single Red Kite at St Gothians later in the day! Perhaps the early bird doesn't always catch the worm.
EXIF Detail: Aperture Priority. Ap F/4. ISO 500. -0.3EV . Shutter Speed 1/160s. Centre weighted metering. Focal length 600mm.
The Reed Warbler EXIF is nearly the same except for : Shutter speed 1/200s. -0.7EV.


  1. it was early, i had just dropped Tara of at work and you followed me back down the A30.

    wondered what you were up to.

  2. I like the way the faded colors in the background fit so well with the bird. I am a beginner and really don't know what is good and what isn't...I just like it.