Today was a mixed day of walking the dogs, dashing down to the shore late morning to try and catch a shot of an otter, then off to Inverness in lovely sunshine. This meant I had three distinct opportunities to get a decent shot. The first (above) was taken from the beach at Glaick while out with the dogs this morning. The next one (below) is probably the best shot I managed of an otter which was fishing just below Craggan Cottage at Glaick. I used the Canon EOS 500D for this one. It has a cropped sensor so with the 150-500mm Sigma DG lens that produced a 800mm zoom which meant I got a pretty good reach - great lens. The light was not great as I was looking into the sun but I am pretty pleased with the result considering. Finally, I stopped again near the Bunloyne junction on the A87 on my way through to Inverness. There is a nice stand of birch trees which i have meant to try and shoot for some time. Today the light was good with clear bright blue sky and snow on the background hills above Cluanie Dam. I am not sure the stems came out as clearly as I would have liked but it worked OK.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer (GIS) with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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