Monday, 21 May 2007

I DO photograph birds!

click photo to enlarge
But only herons! It seems that herons are like buses - you wait for ages for one to come along, and then a few turn up all together! This one was stalking in the estuary at Arnside, Cumbria.

"The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it."
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), English novelist

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 300mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.7EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen


Anton said...

A great pair of images of herons. I'm sure I don't need to say that the second one isnt really a bird photograph :-)

Tony Boughen said...

You're right Anton. The subject's too small for a "real" bird photograph, and the concept's a bit too "arty". In fact, a real fisherman would have done the compositional job just as well as the heron, though probably not as elegantly :-)


dstreet said...

This is one classy shot, like no bird photograph I've ever seen! What a simple and effective idea. Well done.

Tony Boughen said...

Thanks dstreet. I have to say the heron was very accommodating, and let me get to the right position to use the large cloud as compositional balance!