Sunday, 19 February 2012

Stags in a row

Another weekend without any photography. So instead here is a shot from a couple of weeks back

Stags in a row

This shot of three stags in a row worked better in my head than it did in practice. I thought that the two out of focus stags in the background would make for an interesting effect. As it is I think they are slightly distracting. Wondering now if I should have gone for a wider depth of field. Or picked out the middle one. Thoughts anyone?

Saturday, 11 February 2012

After the fox

This morning I was in two minds as to what to do. Take advantage of the fantastic light and head for the coast? Or have a more conservative outing into my local wildlife reserve? Eventually I decided on the latter - and I'm so glad I did.

The light was stunning, and the weather bracing. Initially there was not much around. Until I turned a corner and spotted two young foxes on the reed-bed. I took a couple of record shots through the trees and then set about stealthily moving to a better position with an uncluttered view.

The nearer of the two foxes saw me and meandered off. The second fox seemed more relaxed. It spotted me as well - but allowed me to get to a better vantage, take a series of shots and then pop a tele-converter onto the lens to take a few more.


Finally it bored of being the centre of attention and it too wandered off - but not before glancing back and giving me the best shot of the series. Probably the best extended wildlife encounter in my local park!