Sunday, 12 July 2009

Hayle RSPB Hide 12th July

Today I ventured down to Hayle expecting the sun to disappear quickly after yesterdays persistant rain. Clouds kept coming and going but fortusously no rain! Not being on the ball today I did make a couple of mistakes due to lack of concentration and not checking the camera settings. I had changed to 100o ASA to try and get some images of swallows undercover, it turned out I was to close for the big 600mm but forgot to change it back. I realised a short time later. The last image is therefore somewhat grainy. I have attempted to remove this using noiseware and the result is included, best enlarged to appreciate the effect. If you like it the noiseware is free and available here http://www.imagenomic.com/. I didn't label any of the finches so help required here: yes looked at the guide possibly siskin, great tit, sparrow???? enlighten me. A Cormorant with some skilful fishing scared the gulls when he took his prize onto the shore. And also grabbed a couple of nice flight shots, Heron and Gull on what seemed a very quiet morning.



Cormorant and Gulls: Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 600mm lens, Aperture Priority, F5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO 400 and +0.7 stop.

Finch?: Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 600mm lens, Aperture Priority, F5.6, 1/230 sec, ISO 400 and +0.3 stop.



Heron: Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 600mm lens, Aperture Priority, F5.6, 1/4000 sec, ISO 400 and +0.3 stop.












Gull: Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 600mm lens, Aperture Priority, F5.6, 1/3200 sec, ISO 400 and +/-0 stop.











Great Tit? Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 600mm lens, Aperture Priority, F7.1, 1/200 sec, ISO 400 and +0.7 stop.




Finch?Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 600mm lens, Aperture Priority, F5.6, 1/3200 sec, ISO 1000 and -0.3 stop.






Same shot but filtered using Imagenomic noiseware, best enlarged to see effect




















5 comments:

S Taylor said...

Bob - looks like male Greenfinch, Great Tit and House Sparrow in that order mate.

Angie said...

I agree with S Taylor (male H Sparrow) and I love the colours in the Greenfinch and Great Tit shots Bob.

swopticsphoto said...

Bob, there are also some Mediterranean Gulls in the picture ! Steve

JRandSue said...

Hi Bob,nice to see you back in action.
Lovely shots, it's a pity we missed each other yesterday.
Sue said thanks for the photo.
John.

Sam and Lisa said...

I'm with Steve there Bob, Med Gull in the first photo.
Sam