Visit to Berry Head

Hi my friend and i decided to visit Berry Head to try and catch the Guillemots. The walk nearly killed my friend, that cliff walk was steep. I must admit we had a laugh as i tryed is 600mm lens with his 2x converter. I could not find the guille’s through his lens untill he said they where by a yacht in the distance, a fair way off shore. So i aimed at the yacht to get my barings and low and behold, i now know why the paps get those shots as i had a breast in front of my eyes (not the feathered kind i must stress) Luckily i did’nt drop or knock over his camera. We had a laugh composed ourselves and found the guille’s took a couple of pics just to see how they came out

This was taken with a sony with a 1.5 crop factor a 600mm lens & a 2x converter = 1800mm (how silly) and then croped when edited, i am happy with the image seeing i was so so far away ( i sound like shrek typing this)

The rest of the images where taken with my set up, My favorite shot of the day is of the gull catching flys/bugs

I then tryed to get some shots of the Fulmers & black backed gulls they where mad and kept flying in circle’s scawking loudly.

On our way back i think we managed to get some pictures of a Stonechat?

All i can say is we had a good day and came away satisfied that we had some keepers, i was even happier when i saw the gull image pop up on my screen.

Comments

3 Aug, 2011
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eje said:

What a great blog!!

3 Aug, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Terrific set of photos SB .

3 Aug, 2011
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david said:

Love it! :-)

4 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Brill SB!! (ps PM me the "other" shots off the yacht lol")
Great blog.glad you had a great day.

4 Aug, 2011
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jane said:

Fabulous pics..love the second one in particular...well done for capturing that bug !!

4 Aug, 2011
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shakingbongo said:

Hi everyone thanks for the comments. it's is always nice to come home and have some good shots (believe me it does not always happen) The weather was hot and clear which always helps with the iso & shutterspeed.

Robashfield i must admit as i was using my friends camera, the devil in me made me fire of a couple of shots as i said to him, you can explain these to your wife LOL but he did delete them before he sent me the shots i took.

6 Aug, 2011
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saucy said:

Fabulous blog and the photos - WOW!

I love the little bird pictures especially the last one.

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