Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Scilly day 19 - Wryneck!!

The day started with a Wryneck on the west side of Peninnis.....




and it was about to end with the same bird but showing much better! I'd sat on a stone by the coast path and it flew to within 15m of me - mostly hidden from view but giving tantalising glimpses....


Eating ants in the grassy mounds and eventually it was in the open.....





I was almost dying to trim the few annoying grass stems!!





Ultra close views in the end :-)





But the most satisfying image was from the earlier encounter? It perched up in the nearby brambles....


Realising I couldn't make a decent image? I opted to sit and wait - it would soon be flying out! Setting the camera on manual focus, as soon as it flew, I fired a burst - the first two images were keepers :-) Not perfect but if you like a little bit of wing blur, they add to the dynamics of the take off?




2 comments:

  1. nice shots Jim, especilly like the flight ones. DickF

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  2. Nice job Jim, epsecially like the flight shots

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