Friday, 31 December 2010

Final Post for 2010, around the coast.

Despite the weather being grey, cloudy and dullsville all over, I did manage a couple of nice images today.  Sam Williams spotted a Great Northern Diver in Newlyn Harbour, so I decided to check it out. On getting to the harbour entrance the GND had gone to the far side of the harbour,bugger!!!! I decided to wait and it returned in ten minutes with a snack just behind the pier I was stood on. Light was pants but careful selection and adjusting of light levels over the eye in photoshop bought the image to life. A Guillemot appeared for a few seconds also. Then the light went really pants. But I still managed to get some shots of Eider and a Purple Sandpiper, images aren't to bad considering some were shot at around 6400 ISO.   Ok the final images for this year:

Great Northern Diver

Guillemot

Great Northern Diver

Cormorant

Eider

Eider, thrashing the catch to bits and then gulping it down.

Eider, stretching its wings

Purple Sandpiper

 I better go and open a bottle or two! Cheers see you all next year.

6 comments:

JRandSue said...

Superb images Bob,Happy New Year.
John and Sue.
Happy Birding

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Greetings from rain soaked Southern California.

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to :-)

May God bless you and your family in 2011 ~Ron

And always remember... Smiles don't have to be saved for a rainy day. It's good to waste them :-)

Mark Whittaker said...

Wonderful images .. Happy new year Bob

Sam and Lisa said...

Brilliant set Bob, have a happy new year, I will send you an email.
Sam

holdingmoments said...

They are birds I'd love to see in any light Bob.

All the best for the New Year.

Mike Battersby said...

Hi Bob
A great set of images to finish off a successful year. I wish you a happy new year and more great pictures in 2011.

Mike B