I went out for a quick recce for the upcoming croft bird survey today so I took my Canon EOS 500D (cropped ASP-C sensor) and my Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens which with the cropped sensor actually produces the equivalent of an 800 mm lens on a full frame camera. I hoped to get at least one shot of a bird somewhere, but despite seeing a Golden Plover (pretty unusual for us), a Yellowhammer chasing off a Mistle Thrush and a few Goldfinch not much was doing so I had to settle for a highland cow.
This shot was taken in good light with a wide aperture to blur the background but I thought the background was a bit boring so I tried messing with the saturation levels of the various colours in Lightroom. The result is a pretty much B&W background with the cow highlighted in colour - what do you think? I think it is quite cool.
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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