Many thanks for the support and the complimentary comments on my Swift upload and special thanks to Lynne for her UA - very much appreciated.
I promised some 'silhouette' type images - actually I am addicted to the witching hours of dawn and dusk and the shots I get are often silhouette or what I prefer to think of as 'semi-silhouette' as I like to try and capture enough detail to make the image less flat - a problem with hard silhouettes which can easily end up with a 'cutout' look.
V1 is a composite of a Great White Egret flyby at Shapwick two days ago. Both shots used were taken in the same spot with a long lens, but with very different apertures - I could not have frozen the egret with a small aperture which I needed to get some decent dof in the landscape.
V2 is another composite of a group of three displaying Shovellers taken a couple of months ago at Greylake. The dof problems are similar to the first image.
V3 is a straight shot of a pair of Teal searching for a nesting site at Greylake taken very late on a very bright orange evening. Despite many Teal at Greylake in the spring I can now find no breeding pairs there. The Peregrines love them, of course, and stayed on at this site well into the spring. v4 is a shot of one of the 'regulars' at this restaurant.
Hope you like them. A
Tags: Wildlife and nature
Great White egret Shoveller Teal Peregrine Shapwick Greylake Somerset Composite images
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