Monday, 21 December 2009

Redwing opportunities

The onset of cold weather is now the best opportunity one will get to photograph Redwing and other winter thrushes.  With good light the results can be rewarding.  These images were taken in the driveway on a tiny cotoneaster bush.  Hunger had overtaken fear for this bird.

These shots were taken at 4pm in falling light.  I used the 300mm lens with no converter, with the aperture wide open at F/2.8.  The curious blue background on the top image is caused by a car headlight moving past the bird as I took the shot.


  1. Great pics and a very seasonal blog title image.
    For a minute there I though it was truro ;-)

  2. Great shots Steve, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year All the best Keith

  3. Very good images, vibrant and full of colour

  4. Excellent image Steve.Love the first shot.