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Today the weather forecast was for sunny spells with any cloud burning off by mid morning. When we left home it was 9 degrees and rising with a watery sun hidden in a cloudy sky. By the time we reached the RSPB reserve at Ken Dee Marshes, it was very dull and misty with a max temperature of only 6 degrees. So much for the weather forecast. Instead of getting some nice light for a change, I ended up with the same old story here, ISO 1600 and loads of noise. Still it was another chance to practice with the Sigma 150-500.
There was a lot more activity on the water today, unfortunately it is a bit further away so a higher crop neccessary. This Heron decided to turn up before he was chased away by some gulls.
This was probably my favourite shot of the day. A pair of Canada geese flying low over the marshes. The high iso and large crop along with the dull conditions suited a mono conversion to my mind.
Todays post is from yesterday’s trip to Lochwinnoch RSPB. A few brighter spells in the morning this time meant that I could get the ISO lowered for the first time to really try the Sigma 150-500 out. Even though there wasn’t many different birds at the feeder, the ones I did capture looked sharp enough to me. The D300 isn’t really the best above ISO 800 for retaining detail in birds especially with a heavy crop, so these lower ISO images look far better than last weeks ones
Todays post is from Lochwinnoch RSPB. These shots were taken yesterday with the Sigma 150-500. As usual the weather was poor so more high ISO shots.
Yesterday saw me at Bellymack Hill Farm where I managed to get some shots of Red Kites. These birds are an endangered species that was reintroduced to Dumfries & Galloway in 2001, and now numbers are starting to increase.
I spent yesterday at the RSPB hides at Ken Dee marshes. The conditions weren’t the best, it was a very dull day with snow on the ground and intermittent rain showers. The poor light made it a stern test for the new Sigma and the D300. All these shots were taken at ISO 1600 and have had noise reduction applied. For the conditions, I think they have turned out pretty good.