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Photos from Leighton Moss: More water birds

Discussion in 'Birds' started by alanhill, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. A grey heron hunting in one of the wader scrapes. I don't usually consider non-standard crops - but I thought this one might make a bookmark.

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 100

    I love my 300mm f/4 lens, but it works best when the subject is reasonably close. Fortunately while I was photographing the black-headed gulls, a couple of interesting targets swam past the hide.

    A great crested grebe surfaced in just the right place.

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/320s    ISO 100

    It gave up fishing and dried out a bit before swimming back again.

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 100

    There were plenty of ducks around (I saw 12 species in all) but the only ones which came close were a pair of pochard. The female was diving close to the hide and she obviously found something good in the mud.

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 100

    Two or three more dives washed her face clean again. The male stayed mostly in deeper water, but he gave me a few chances too.

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/9.0    1/200s    ISO 100

  2. Hokum


    Jun 20, 2006
    Pennines UK
    Nice alan, i like the Last Grebe and the pochards, esp the one with a mud face pack :) 
  3. Thank you Paul. That must have been very sticky mud!

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