Friday, 16 September 2016

Migrant Hawkers

Migrant Hawkers

On Sunday, I went out for the day with Richard Revels to photograph Migrant Hawkers at the Summer Leys Nature Reserve. Weather conditions were ideal, and there were lots of Migrant Hawkers flying about near the edge of the lake. These Dragonflies `hover` nicely, which gives the autofocus on the camera time to `lock on`. All shots taken hand held, with Canon 7 D Mark II, and Canon 100-400 Mark II lens. (with the exception of the habitat shot)

Friday, 9 September 2016

Spotted Flycatcher

Whilst away on holiday earlier on in the year, we found a pair of Spotted Flycatchers busy catching insects in a churchyard. Both male and female were busy feeding young, which we could see were nesting behind a pillar on a ledge on the outside of the church. They appeared to take no notice of us at all, and carried on catching insects while we stood and photographed them. All shot taken with a Canon7D Mark II, Canon 100-400 Mark II and a 1.4 tele-converter.