The Dark Room

Thursday 29 May 2014

Barn Owl

Watching this Barn Owl last night quartering the marsh for about 25 minutes with Paul was a very nice way to spend a dull dark evening. We actually saw it catch 4 voles in that time too, which is a rare sight to see, as normally they miss 9 times out of 10. It floated over the marsh most of the time but just once it came close and I was able to get a small sequence of shots. ISO 800 5.6 at 320  shutter speed is certainly far from ideal for flight shots but you press the trigger or you don't. I choose to press it.......

Monday 26 May 2014

Closer to home

Although I went to Dungeness on Saturday and Littlehampton on Sunday both venues failed to produce anything image wise. So this morning (Monday) the patch didn't let me down for once and I was able to press the trigger on the camera!

Mute Swan cygnet