Another beautiful day today and I managed to get about an hour out with the camera after dropping Ciara off at the school bus. These are some of the shots I got. I used a polarising filter for most of these shots which has really emphasised the blue skies and the clouds. Also with the deep shade caused by the low sun I had to use HDR for the shots of the buildings to avoid large areas of silhouette.
This shot was a bit fortunate as the bird flew right past me and perched on this post not too far away. However, I didn't have much time and forgot to change the aperture to get a slightly better depth of field and increase the ISO to keep the shutter speed up, and at extreme range and maximum zoom I think there is a little bit of camera shake, plus the auto focus refused to work proper. So all in all not too bad a result.
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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