A rare day of light!


Zed

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 21:49
Some shots from Bolam Lake country park on Tuesday.
I was working nights, finished at 6am, so had a nice early start with some good light, rare these days.

Blue Tit


f. Blackbird


Nuthatch


Shy f. Blackbird


Great Tit



Thanks for looking

K5. Sigma 150-500. iso400. between 1/90 and 1/250sec.
tripod/gimbal mounted. No sleep for 20 hours. Big flask of coffee!
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Last Edited by Zed on 06/03/2013 - 21:57

davidstorm

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 22:19
Lovely shots Dave, all v. sharp.

Regards
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bforbes

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 22:20
The detail in the Blue Tit is fantastic. Were you on a walk about or are they taken from a hide?
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Stuey

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 22:26
Very nice - love the shy female blackbird shot
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Zed

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 22:38
bforbes wrote:
The detail in the Blue Tit is fantastic. Were you on a walk about or are they taken from a hide?

Well, I was sat in the car Barry! I put a camouflage net over the car, sat back and watched the action unfold! The car was that well covered, I even had a Nuthatch fly in the open door then out the other side, where the window was open!!
I admit it was lazy, but I had been up for about 20hrs by then.....
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Zed

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 22:39
Thanks for looking, and commenting, Dave and Stuey.
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bforbes

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 22:47
Zed wrote:

Well, I was sat in the car Barry! I put a camouflage net over the car, sat back and watched the action unfold! The car was that well covered, I even had a Nuthatch fly in the open door then out the other side, where the window was open!!
I admit it was lazy, but I had been up for about 20hrs by then.....

Don't knock it, it obviously works
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Jumbo48

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 23:35
Great shots Dave, its funny how cars make good hides.
Regards John/Jumbo

geordie01

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 07:50
Bolam lake is a good venue for birds but if you park in the cafe car park you do not need a camo net as the bird are so used to folks feeding them.
I have even had Coal Tits land on the lens hood of my 150 -500 when i was hand holding it!
Good shots by the way.

Blythman

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 07:54
Excellent set Dave. The car makes an excellent hide. Haven't bothered with camo though
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tomkeet

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 08:55
Lovely set Dave great colour and detail.
Regards
Tom

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Zed

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 09:50
Cheers gents. Alan and George, I know what you mean about them being used to people. The camo net was to try and help with the Jays and Woodpecker. Got a couple of the woody but it, and the Jays were way too skittish. Mind, I did find the others were taking their time more when I wasn't so obvious, instead of flitting quickly in and out.

tomkeet wrote:
Lovely set Dave great colour and detail.

Thanks Tom. Will cut down on the gear when we next go out!
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tomkeet

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 12:58
But not the Thermos Flask.
Regards
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Zed

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 13:31
tomkeet wrote:
But not the Thermos Flask.

Not now! 6 mugs of coffee and piping hot!
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AndrewA

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 14:27
Very nice set of shots you have there!
Andrew

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