Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Redstart Result
It seems like it has been a very long time in the planning, in fact probably around the backend of 2006 when I start to think about how to get some redstart shots in the late spring. The long wait ended yesterday after putting in a bit of prepartory work and some time spent observing. I intend to spend some more time photographing these beautiful birds over the next couple of weeks.

The male is a really tricky exposure with his brilliant white cap and black head.

The female less colourful but I unfortunately have not managed to capture her red tail in this session.

My favourite shot of the session was of the male on a branch covered in lichen that is so typical of anicent oak wood land they prefer.

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