Tuesday 24th March 2015
I decided for a change today to take the old EOS 20D with the 70-300mm lens on it. The cropped frame on the camera means I have a multiplication factor of 1.6 on the focal length of the lens. At times this cam be a real pain, as with a minimum effective focal length of 112mm there’s little chance for landscape or macro shots. But I did get some good photos, including of two special birds.
This is my first shot: of reflections across the far side of the lake. As you can see, it was a nice sunny day (which I really need given the lens I was using).
I just about managed to get far enough away from Max to get this photo of him in the stream.
As for the ‘special birds’, well I spotted a pair of Mistle Thrushes in the field. I was so pleased. I can’t remember the last time I saw a Mistle Thrush. I think this is the female…
… and this is the male.
With the long lens on I took a slightly different shot across Upton Lake towards Poole today, by which I mean that the long lens gives a slightly different persepective. I have it on good authority (someone we meet called Dave with his very nice Leica binoculars) that those are godwits on the mud banks.
And lastly for today, a photo of one of the sheep and her lamb. I love the way these two are looking at Max and I, especially the little one’s stance and those sticky-out ears.
It’s funny, you know, but until I started taking photos of lambs I never realised what great ears they have, and how the sun shines through them making them look such a delicate shade of pink.
A year ago today
Poor little Jez had slipped a disc a couple of days ago, and despite her pain medication just couldn’t get comfy. She kept trying to stretch her neck and back out.