Thursday, 24 November 2011

Something Different

This is a shot that I took a view weeks ago, I was just trying to put grey seals within there environment. 
Im not sure about it 100% but it can go in my project as experimentation and its something to work on. I suppose that the aim to to achieve good landscape results with grey seals in the shot as well.  

70mm 4sec f 22

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Another try at the dipper this morning, Getting better but still not happy as they only seem to come out before sunrise and as soon as the light gets nice they leave and dont show until the sun has set again. 
Hopefully I will get something better next time I go. 

1/160 sec f2.8  iso2000 @300mm

Monday, 21 November 2011

Grey Seals from London?

So yesterday I was on the North Coast of Cornwall photographing anything going really. I ended up seeing a lot of stuff that I dont normally see, including dolphins off shore!
Once the dolphins had passed I started photographing a pair of seals playing just off the rocks in the shallow water. After a few minuets I realised that the seals had taggs on there flippers and I spent a few minuets trying to capture an image of these taggs to send to the Cornwall Seal Group for Identification.

The first tag said: "informLondon Zoo"
The second said : "80005"

I reported this data to the Seal group and I found out that, the seal with 80005 is a male called Triffid and he was last seen on 05/09/11.

This is the information I sent to the seal group with the images of the tags, 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Snow Bunting

Arriving in to the Uk in late September and staying until February, the snow bunting can be found in Scotland and down the Eastern coast.  That was why I was slightly shocked to find one on the North Coast of Cornwall this afternoon. Mainly record shots as I didn't really have time to perfect my images. 

Friday, 18 November 2011


Here is an image of a male Kestrel on the north coast of Cornwall. I again tried to capture the animal with in its environment by stepping back and using the zoom slightly. I like the effect but possibly it could have benefitted from the kestrel not being so camouflaged. I purposefully put my self behind some thrift so that it blurred and helps soften the foreground. It helps to focus on the main subject. 

Thursday, 17 November 2011


I have started up the dipper shoot again today and am hoping to get some good stuff over the next few weeks. They are small and very elusive, and can test ones patience very well. However I am pleased with this morning I just hope tomorrow brings better results.  

400mm f5.6 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Seal at Sunset

This is another image where I have tried to capture a Grey Seal within its environment. This young seal was playing just off the beach and so I was able to use a 70-200mm at 70mm to capture this image. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Evening Environment

Here is another image, trying to capture a grey seal with in its environment. This was slightly more of a challenge as it was windy and I needed a 3 second shutter speed to capture the movements of the water and the more active seals. Hopefully you think it worked however I will be trying this again soon. 

Monday, 14 November 2011

Seals with in the Environment

Recently I have been trying to figure out a way that I can photograph seals effectively while still showing enough of it environment with in the image. Its really tough! I was told to try and capture an image that looks nice on its own but made better by the fact it has a grey seal within it. I have not quite got there yet but Im working on it.  

1/400 sec f 2.8 @300mm