I also spent plenty of time on the domestic front with Gemma having a break. Dad's taxi service return to Swansea in bright sunshine inspired me for a sure fire productive session (after I'd visited Tesco with her!) Put it this way, if I didn't find Meds on the Mumbles, there would have been some serious kit for sale on ebay......
I've done this before but probably not with the 7D, so the bigger file size may come in handy? The aim.... a two hour session with all ages to be captured plus upperwing flight shots? Not a big ask?
Posing for starters.....
Now the above posture is the cue for flight!
Always nice to get a frame filler against a non-sky background :-)
Adult plumage but probably 'third Winter' with just a little residual dark marking on the outer web of p10
Job done, confidence (to bother going out again) back and the shutter back eased back into service :-)