Tuesday 20 January 2015

Making up for lost time!

I apologise to those of you that been asking for updates to my blog over the last couple of months but as you can see I have finally got around to doing so.  There have been many reasons one being that I have not found anything different to photograph of late.  I have however been out and about with my V2 and the new nikon CX 300mm lens of which I know many of you have been keen to see the results it can give.  So far I have found it to give excellent results and so easy to carry with it being so small and light.  The following were all taken with the above set up.

This pair of stonechats have become reasonably tolerant of people along the sea front.

Here is one of our residents fishing near the study centre

and a heron not being quite so successful on Black Hole Marsh

A cormorant washing on the river

This egret was up the tree by the study centre 

and this robin was taken hand held at 1/40th of a second which I found very impressive.  The VR is excellent on this little system;  I would not have been able to achieve that hand held with my normal D7100 set up.

The next 2 were taken in very poor light and although not renowned for its low light performance I still think it performed reasonably well.

The light could not have been much worse for this cormorant and it was fairly distant.  Would love to have got this photo in good light.

And now here are a few in flight photos 

and of course I have to include this resident favourite

A nice bit of colour here

and now something a bit different

All the above were taken with the V2 so it gives some idea of its capabilities. The following off patch photos were taken with my usual set up nearly 3 weeks ago now at Aylesbeare and Darts Farm.

These must be the most photographed birds in Devon at the moment.

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