So today, I was all up for doing a still-life shot. I’ve been out and about quite a bit recently, and I think I’ve explored the local woodland enough for now. However for some reason we’re in the middle of a sunny spell up here (not to rub it in or anything!) and it was bright sunshine again this afternoon, and I thought it’d be a waste to do something indoors. So at lunchtime I grabbed my telefocal lens and headed out with the intention of getting some wildlife shots. I was out for about an hour, and by the end of the hour, I think the wildlife had become used to me and were happy to carry on with their business while I clicked away. So I managed to get some nice shots (which I’ll post up separately). The only issue I had, was shooting the bright sunlight – over-exposure was a problem today!
This little fella was bit shy to start with, I followed him for a little while then lost him. It wasn’t until I was doing a final loop home that I spotted him and his friend clambering up a nearby tree. He was perfectly happy me being about 10-15ft away while he stripped the tree of its bark. This is my favourite shot – mainly because it’s my sharpest shot of him. I know there are few branches covering his face, but still I quite like the final image. I did get some others, but like I mentioned shooting into the sun played a bit of havoc with my camera. Nothing much needed in Photoshop today which I’m quite pleased about. The settings I used to capture this shot were f/5.6, 1/125 sec, and ISO-200 – focal length 300mm.
Thanks for reading – there’ll be another post shortly following this one – then I’m done for the day – promise!