Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yesterday's Sunset

A few shots taken on a walk along Swansea beach on Saturday evening. Unlike all previous photos on here, which were taken with various DSLRs, these were taken with a little Olympus Pen E-PL1 camera:

After a sunny Saturday, it was back to the usual rain today. And now that the clocks have gone back, the evenings are going to be longer and darker than ever. Uh oh!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Autumn Leaves

A few pictures from the last few days:-

A couple of shots of Ash leaves:


Lime (I think):


Monday, October 08, 2012

Wheatear Video

Here's a little footage of the Wheatears I saw on Saturday:

Saturday, October 06, 2012


I came upon a pair of migrant Wheatears along Swansea seafront around midday today. It didn't take long for me to get near enough for probably my best Wheatear shots yet, the birds sometimes coming too close for me to focus on:

All shots taken with a Canon 40D and Sigma 500mm lens.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Black-headed Gulls

I had to pick up a parcel from the Royal Mail sorting office yesterday, so took the opportunity to visit, briefly, the nearby Fendrod Lake. I didn't have much time, so decided to concentrate on the local Black-headed Gulls.
I threw a few peanuts in to bring the birds closer, one of which this bird has in its mouth:

I tried to isolate the birds as they flew in front of a dark background:

All shots taken with a Canon 40D and 70-200mm lens.