I shot these over the last couple of days down at Balmacara Bay and Kirkton Bay. The gulls, curlew and ringed plover are not great but I like the eiders and the skylark. They were all shot on my Canon EOS 500D with the Sigma 150-500 lens at full zoom. I have cropped all of them to varying degrees and the ones of on the water were taken at a pretty high ISO so a little noise reduction was required but it allowed me to get a fast shutter speed of 1/1000 sec; hence the best shot I think of the eider flapping its wings is stopped pretty sharply.
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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