Tuesday, 17 March 2009

St Gothian Sands 15th March 2009

The buzzard image was taken soon after the shellducks, again bright sunny conditions, mid morning so light was not to harsh.

Camera settings Aperture Priority, F5.6, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400, AI Focus , focal length 840mm and exposure compensation at 1 full stop to account for the dark buzzard against the light sky

A slow start followed by a great deal of action, these two shellducks were chasing each other for quite a while, hopefully the image will give you a sense of that chase.

Shot with a Canon 1D MK111, Canon 600mm F4 lens and 1.4x converter.All mounted on a gitzo tripod with Black Widow Gimbal. Aperture priority F5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 400, exposure + 1/3 stop with a focal length total of 840mm. Conditions were dry and sunny, mid morning.

1 comment:

The Abbot said...

Welcome to Blogspot Bob.
Superb images. Just love the setup as well.