Many thanks for the cc's on my last upload. I do appreciate it very much and am frustrated that my time constraints don't give me much time on epz. to properly enjoy all your images.
I did go out to the Somerset levels on Saturday, mostly to test some new equipment, even though most of the winter visitors have gone.
I spent two hours at Greylake and no one else there! Sun to start with, then heavy rain, then sun again - my first sighting was Hares boxing on the far bank. First just two, then three, then four, boxing and running around a great deal. One got a few smacks around the ears an escaped by running along the bank to within twenty yards of the hide. Very nervous and pop eyed with an 'Oh my god where is she' sort of look. (v1).
He took off and a rather more relaxed individual came along and started smelling the flowers (V2) but must be pollen allergic as he/she was soon sneezing and wiping his/her nose (V3) followed by vigorous cleaning of the whiskers(V4). They whizz their whiskers pretty fast when smelling something.
I was also visited by a strutting Redshank (V5) and a Grey Heron (V6) and, later on, a lapwing who arrived for a drink(V7) and a bath (V8).
Things got overcast and rainy and I was about to pack up when a Reed Bunting appeared in the local shrubbery in all his spring clothes and I couldn't resist a quick portrait (V9).
On the way home patchy sun lit up the oil seed rape and the Burrow Mump against a rather gloomy sky and I tried a little long lens (wrong lens) landscape just for the record.
I enjoyed my quiet morning and I hope you will also. A
|Camera:||Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||Nikon 70-200 mm vr plus Nikon 2x converter |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||20 Apr 2012 - 11:39 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Metering Mode:||Center-weighted average|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|