Saturday, 30 April 2011

Farne Islands seabirds

A selection of images from a recent trip to the Farne Islands in Northumberland, an absolute treasure trove of beautiful wildlife and photographic possibilities. These images – razorbills, guillemots and shags – are grouped together simply because I like each of the compositions. I like the beautiful emerald eye of the first shag; the majesty and apparent confidence of the razorbill's clifftop posture; the striking white flashes of the outlined razorbill in the second shot; the intimacy of the third shot; and the sense of community and context in the penultimate image. I will post shortly some images of Inner Farne's other main resident (apart, of course, from the puffins), the kittiwakes.

All Canon 1Ds MkII

1. 1/800 sec, f/4, 126mm at ISO 200
2. 1/800 sec, f/8, 145mm at ISO 200
3. 1/1300 sec, f/4, 180mm at ISO 200
4. 1/40 sec, f/16, 60mm at ISO 250
5. 1/200 sec, f/14, 35mm at ISO 250
6. 1/320 sec, f/9, 38mm at ISO 250
7. 1/2,000 sec, f/7.1, 500mm at ISO 400
8. 1/640 sec, f/13, 200mm at ISO 320

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