Castle Espie 2015

I made my first visit of 2015 to Castle Espie today and I’ve included some photographs.  I was reluctant to include a further post on castle Espie, making two in a row, but as the previous post included older photographs while these are fresh today I thought I’d chance it.

I would normally use a long lens for shooting wildfowl but today all these images were taken using a 17-40mm lens. The aim was to get as close as possible to the birds with the wide angle zoom so that while the bird appears large to the fore of the frame, much of the surrounding environment is also included. The birds at Castle Espie are relatively tame (they will take food from your hand) but they weren’t completely comfortable with someone clutching a bag full of cameras getting too close so the images aren’t as dramatic as I had hoped. I think next time I’ll put the camera on a tripod and use a remote.

 

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Red Breasted Geese
Red Breasted Geese

 

Barrow's Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye

 

Castle Espie, Barrow's Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye

 

Red Crested Pochard
Red Crested Pochard

 

Castle Espie view
Castle Espie view

 

 

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