More adjustments to the camera this week and altogether I am a lot happier with the performance. The Willow Tit below is one of two that have been frequenting the garden recently. Sadly and unfortunately, the Sparrow Hawk helped itself to one of them in the week, which showed me the harsh side of nature. I took a days holiday mid week and popped along to Martin Mere to see the Whooper Swans.
Archive for October, 2007
Never under estimate the time required to set up a new camera body, would be my summary of the last two weeks. A number of recent images have been soft in terms of focus, so I have been adjusting the camera and spending some time locally, checking focus position in particular. The Meadow Pipit was in the longer grasses in the fields and the other birds were all focus test shots taken in the back garden.
One lunchtime this week, I went for a short stroll into the fields with the camera. I am never too sure what to expect. In between the fields are strips of land left by the farmers which the birds , including Stonechats enjoy. Stone chats are easily spotted as they prefer to perch towards the top of the longer grasses. It’s position also helped me get close to an eye level shot.