Sunday, 30 June 2013
Yesterday morning I headed Up North once again, but this time I was looking
for a different species and not my beloved Common Snipe. Though the Snipe
were present I had Common Sandpiper on my mind and was really hoping to bag
a few shots of this very flighty species. After a 4 hour wait ( just about completed
Angry Birds ) the Common Sandpipers landed on my favourite dry stone wall and
gave some really close views, with the male was constantly calling to his mate. If I'm
not mistaken, I have shots of Common Snipe on this part of the wall, just wish it was
a little closer to home ;-)
Things are starting to slow down up on the high moorland, and as High Summer fast
approaches it won't be to long before all the Springtime visitors all depart, thus making
shots more difficult to come by, so I was very pleased to capture these images.
Wherever possible I'm trying to shoot full frame and the benefits are plain to see, the
sheer amount of detail captured in the 7D RAW file is amazing. When you look at these
images in LR4 you can see every feather filament and every strand of the Lichen.
Until next time, thanks for dropping by.