Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
I'm thrilled with this shot because the overall feel of the image was not an accident. On a relatively bright day, I noticed one branch shrouded in shadows where the occasional avian visitor caught just a sliver of sunlight. I had to wait, but the end result has, I think, a painterly feel and a wonderful vibe.
|Canon 1Ds MkIII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM L-series lens, 1/320th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400|
Labels: Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
One of my favourite subjects – I love the tapestry of colours not always obvious in the bird's livery – and I'm particularly pleased with the opening shot.
|Canon 1Ds MkIII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM L lens, 1/250th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400|
Monday, 4 November 2013
A trio of shots taken for my next column in The English Home magazine (January issue), where the focus will be on how these enchanting – but much-maligned – creatures are now seen much more frequently in towns and cities. This one (photographed in a Norfolk garden) is in fine fettle: alert, well fed and boasting a fabulous coat. Sadly, however, in many cases the fox seen in more urban areas is a shadow of its more rural counterparts, its diet of scavenged leftovers frequently leading to a distressingly scrawny, mangey appearance.