Sunday, 15 November 2015

Rustle in the wind


A study in longish exposure from Westhay Nature Reserve. It was an EFRS day with James but due to a severe lack of birds I dug out the Canon 6D and clipped on the Takumar 50mm. Deliberately slowing the shutter speed down to 1/4th or 1/3 sec as the wind blew through the reeds around the hides. It was fun but sods law dictated that when I wanted to get a snap the wind would invariably stop!!

Enjoy the fuzzy reeds, it makes a change from fuzzy water.

For a change I swapped to the Takumar 100mm f4 Macro which serves very well as a standard prime as well. I kept this on for the rest of the day just to see what would happen. I need to use it more I think.

The slow-mo reeds were easy to snap. Whats to go wrong! However windy dull days isn't the best for macro with no flash. I gave it my best shot. Most was hit and miss.

James tried to bag a hover fly above him with his all singing all dancing auto focus 400mm zoom. He quickly gave up. I then trotted up and simply focused and snapped a few off. Another winner for the manual focus gang hee hee

A bit of fuzzy water and fuzzy reeds to end the day.

Overcast and dull and lifeless light never bothers me. It was like that today. You can get around it and as I often think, there is no such thing as bad light only different light. Use it.

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