This has always been an iconic bird for me,as well as being the symbol of the RSPB.Since 1970 I always wanted to see ONE.At that time they were THE rarity in Britain,but since then they have recovered to have spread far and wide.But now I have them BREEDING just 15 miles from home in the heart of the Midlands on a range of flash pools at Upton Warren.It's on a compact reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (new members welcome) which has a Brackish (salty) outflow so they love it here.We have 10 Adults and so far there's 3 well grown young as well.
I have mentioned in the past that I purchased the longer lens specifically to try for these as they don't come that close.This is the sum of many hundreds of shots over the last couple of months but I have not managed to visit when they are at their closest so my mission is not acomplished...YET.Hopefully it will give some better quality wnen it is.
Please see LARGE + F 11
Hand held on manual @ f9,1/320,iso 100 and 400mm.
|Camera:||Olympus E 510 Check out Olympus Image Space!|
|Lens:||Siggy 135-400 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|