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


Great Northern Diver



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.


JRandSue said...

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

Anonymous 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.

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