Monday, 28 February 2011
Friday, 18 February 2011
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
So here's my first post on otters and here's the best image I managed to get from the day.
250th sec, F2.8, iso 800, 170mm
Somehow the water turned green which I feel is much better than the usual grey/bluey tones. The colour lines in the water are from the reflection of the light jetty planks with the gaps in them becoming the black lines. It's an odd quirk with photography in that sometimes there are days when in the first few images or sometimes last few images I've taken somehow there has been one image in them that beats every image I might have taken all day. In one case the very last shot I took all day turned out to be the best. Take this image. It was the 13th image I took yet even though I took many more after that I never managed to capture better.
And the rest....
As with all wildlife it can be the source of great joy but sometimes also great frustration. Most of my shots were of the back end of an otter disappearing into the depths as unless your quick by the time its spotted surfacing, you've found it through the view finder, focused...and its gone again. Timing and practice...always more to learn.
If all goes according to plan with the weather I will be heading off tomorrow afternoon to see them again...
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
The macaws were flying today unlike the last time I was there. This is my 2nd best image of the day.