All posts with a wildlife theme, including garden birds

Peruvian Aplomado Falcon

Shot details: Nikon D90 with Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens @ 300mm & 1/500sec f5.6 ISO 200 Location: Bibury, Wiltshire The Peruvian Aplomado Falcon or Falco Femoralis Pichinchae, as its name suggests, is a South American bird of prey. There are two other subspecies; Falco Femoralis Femoralis and Falco Femoralis Septentrionalis. There are a few licenced keepers in the UK but it is not a bird

Peruvian Aplomado Falcon2018-12-31T15:45:47+00:00


Shot details: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 16-85mm lens @ 16mm & f22 1/125sec ISO 200 -2EV Location: Troutbeck, Lake District, Cumbria. Daffodils taken at the side of the road in Troutbeck, English Lake District. Mark


Red Kite

Shot Details: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 lens @ f2.8 1/320sec ISO1200 Location:Gigrin Farm, Rhayader, Powys, Mid Wales. Taken at Gigrin Farm, Rhayader, Mid Wales on an extremely cold and dull day. Shots against the sky were producing nothing much better than silhouettes against a grey, featureless background. This was taken against the trees and required panning to freeze the action at the low

Red Kite2012-12-19T13:56:10+00:00

Sheep at Sunrise, Rhône-Alpes

Shot details: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 16-85mm lens @ 56mm & f5.3 1/60sec ISO 160 Location: Chez Parcelly, near Montagny, Rhône-Alpes, France. Some very curious sheep taken at sunrise on a beautiful misty Autumn morning. They are a selection of Charollais, Ile de France and Grivette. Mark

Sheep at Sunrise, Rhône-Alpes2014-02-04T09:37:35+00:00

Robin in Winter

Shot details: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 70-300mm lens @ 300mm & f5.6 1/200sec ISO 400 +2/3 Stop Location: Singleton Park, Swansea. I was trying get a cliched ‘Robin in the Snow’ shot for next years Christmas cards but I guess he had cold feet.

Robin in Winter2012-12-19T13:49:34+00:00

Robin in a Tree

Shot details: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 70-300mm lens @ 122mm & f4.8 1/60sec ISO 200 +2/3 Stop Location: Singleton Park, Swansea Another friendly robin, this time shot in a tree with +2/3 exposure bias to try and compensate for the bright background sky. Fortunate to get the nice blue for the sky while maintaining subject detail. Mark

Robin in a Tree2012-12-19T13:41:18+00:00

Robin on Fencepost

Shot details: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 70-300mm lens @ 300mm & f5.6 1/1250sec ISO 400 Location: Oxwich Bay, Gower Peninsula, South Wales. It's great when your subjects volunteer to pose against nice clean backgrounds. Mark

Robin on Fencepost2012-12-19T13:39:53+00:00
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