Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Badger Photos

A few of the better shots from my badger-watching trip to mid Wales on Saturday:

Due to the dull conditions, shutter speeds were down to around 1/25th of a second at ISO 1600 or even 3200. I was able to get some sharp shots by resting my Sigma 500mm f/4.5 lens on a solid beanbag on the hide's shelf, although some shots were spoiled by subject movement, and some by the peanuts which were put out by our guide appearing in the picture.
I definitely hope to return to this location again, and hopefully my next visit will coincide with some better and brighter weather.


  1. Absolutely fantastic close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Truly wonderful, esp. as we know how dark it can get in the area of the hide once the sun has gone down. I have to confess the peanuts were what gave the location away for me, though I know the Badgers enjoyed their treat. Are we seeing all youngsters here, Jeremy, I wonder? Some look much more brown and than others (well, one little fellow looks more grey).

  3. Amazing! The first picture was stunning!
    Have a nice weekend!

  4. What a lovely creature! Really great shots -- I especially like the frame with it crawling over the fallen log.