Thursday 19 November 2009

Frustrated by the Weather

Dark days, windy as hell, set to continue with rain thrown in for the next four/five days, just GREAT.  Still not put off ventured out on the last couple of days but my efforts were fruitless and unrewarded. (I need to stay at home on the settee more often).  Dull light and strong winds are the main obstacles,  nearly everything is holed up seeking shelter except a couple of wild birds and an idiot photographer (yes me) On the beach today at Marazion was just brill being blasted by sand and wind, and the results two images and sand all over the camera and van.  So onto the images, a Lapwing in cover at Stithians, a Gull in the open at Kyance Cove, Turnstones and a Grey Wagtail bearing the brunt of the weather at Marazion.

Lapwing: Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 600mm lens, Aperture Priority, F4, 1/320 sec, ISO 400, +/- 0 stop

Gull: Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 300mm lens with 1.4 teleconverter (420mm), Aperture Priority, F4, 1/5000 sec, ISO 400, +/- 0 stop

Grey Wagtail: Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 300mm lens with 1.4 teleconverter (420mm), Aperture Priority, F4, 1/200 sec, ISO 400, + 0.3 stop

Turnstone: Exif: Canon 1D MK111, 300mm lens with 1.4 teleconverter (420mm), Aperture Priority, F4, 1/50 sec, ISO 800, + 0.7  stop


Anonymous said...

Hi Bob stay at home and sit on the sattee? I dont think so I beleive you are like me and would go out in any weather, The picture of the Gull says it all sad and feed up

Sam and Lisa said...

This weather is incessant, the one thing it does is bring in the sea dwelling seabirds. I had a go at the Little gulls on Marazion and got mediocre shots, Steve R has set the standard on those. Keep an ear out for Grey Phalarope as one or two have been seen off Marazion. If they land on the beach they are very photogenic and usually quite approachable.

Bobbster said...

Hi Sam, Yep have looked for the Grey Phalarope but not spotted them yet! I will keep trying.