Great shots i-bert!
I seem to have no luck finding kingfishers, loads in the area but they seem to scoot as soon as they hear me coming!
Anywho a buzzard and an overweight robin!
Loving the Buzzard shot. They are extremely hard to get close to, any tips on how you got that shot?
Just seen your Crow and Buzzard shots on flickr..............WOW. Is that a Peregrine too in that set?
I got these yesterday, funnily enough, but they're heavily cropped.
DSC_3421-Edit.jpg by ibert1, on Flickr
DSC_3416-Edit.jpg by ibert1, on Flickr
DSC_3412-Edit.jpg by ibert1, on Flickr
I'm not sure what that bird is then, but it's not a buzzard.Thanks i-bert no unfortunately not, we have them nesting in a Sheffield university building but still not managed to capture them, they have a webcam watching the nest though, one day.
The buzzard was been chased down low, was just about to get into the car when they appeared over the trees after an unsuccessful kestrel hunt, lucky I had the camera still to hand.
I'm still trying to get one sat on a post or tree, mission impossible!
Three things come to mind: Goshawk in the Cotswolds would more than likely be ringed as they are well surveyed birds, the legs look thin, it doesn't seem to have that bulk in the body I'd expect. It should about buzzard-sized (and likely bigger) otherwise I'm more inclined to think a female sparrowhawk.
First time posting in these parts. I've recently started to learn about and practice photography - I'm using my old man's gear at the minute but hope to have my own soon. I used to develop my own 35mm B&W about 25 years ago, but am totally new to DSLRs.
This was my first serious attempt at a wildlife photo:
Taken with a Canon 6D, Canon fixed 200mm lens, f2.8, 1/160, ISO320.
My youngest daughter really liked it, good timing with the tongue, so we had it put on a 60x40cm canvas for her in her bedroom.
Anyway, thanks for looking, hope you like. Open to criticism
Very photogenic. As I said, my first serious attempt, but I'll keep an eye out for them opting for the shade in future, perhaps I might get lucky and get some caught out in the sunlight. I guess it gets hot under all that hair! It's a shame the image host has compressed the image so much - the pic I posted isn't a patch on the original.