I was out very early this morning with Judith Bullivant doing croft bird surveys at Drumbuie and Duirinish. While recording birds we spotted the Globeflower in full bloom and a few early Greater Butterfly Orchids in this fabulous species-rich meadow. It is still early in the season but if the good weather continues and the crofters don't cut the silage/hay too early it promises to be a great year for the flower meadows.
These are not my best photos but they have served to remind me of why I prefer the DSLR - control. The bridge format is great when portability and flexibility are required without carrying too many lenses, etc., but they are a bit limited in terms of controlling depth of field.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer 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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