Sunday, 20 May 2007

I don't photograph birds

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I don't photograph birds. I haven't got the lenses or the inclination. But when I come across one that is big, and lets you get quite close without flying off, like this grey heron by the Lancaster Canal, I sometimes point and shoot.

"Craiget heron near the hill
Plenty water for the mill;
Craiget heron to the sea,
Fine weather it will be."
from "Spectator" (1st June 1895), herons as weather forecasters

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 300mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/250
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.3EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen

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