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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

FLAT LIGHT. (04/02/15)

Flat light, almost no light today. It’s a few degrees warmer and the cloud level is way down. I did find a perch and tie wrapped it to the feeder. The Crested Tits have been back but I didn’t manage a picture and anyway the little blighters didn’t like my new stick. I’ve loaded the medium format camera with B&W film as tomorrow could be the day for some reasonable light and if I’m lucky some nice ice formations. It’s just above freezing now so fingers crossed._MG_2537      The female Chaffinch likes the perch.

_MG_2552       As does the Robin.

_MG_2561       The Coal Tits will stop for a rest.

_MG_2566      As will the male Chaffinch.

_MG_2570  The Blue Tit was good.

_MG_2574      The Long Tailed Tits weren’t.

I’ll see what tomorrow brings….hopefully a Crossbill and some landscapes.

38 comments:

  1. I think you did great with the light you had.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, overcast is good light but dark and foggy isn't.

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  2. Beautiful little birds, bring smiles to an otherwise dull day. Happy birding!

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    1. Gillian, I can watch them for hours.

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  3. Buena colección. El último es el más guapo:)))
    Buen miércoles.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias Luara, el último son encantadores pajaritos pacíficos.

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  4. Despite the poor light you've got a lovely selection from 'the perch' Adrian, shame the Cresties didn't want to play though, better luck next time and I hope you get even luckier with those Crossbills tomorrow!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I see them about so I'll catch one on the twig.
      I bet the Crossbills are thirty feet up.

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  5. Seems like that Blue should be called a Golden Tit. Just me ;O)

    You continue to wow me, Adrian.

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    1. R. Mac. The naming of birds is a bit of a mystery.

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  6. Some great bird shots here Adrian.

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    1. Keith, it's my sort of birding. sitting six feet from the perch in the warm with a coffee.

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  7. I sure wouldn't have minded taking a few of these. Flat light or not.

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    1. John, it did brighten up a bit but not much.

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  8. Tot i axi es un gran cataleg d'ocells i molt guapos. Tens sort de viure en aquest lloc que tot i tenir temperatures tan baixes, es un lloc preciòs.
    Una abraçada, Adrian

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    1. Jordi, es un lugar maravilloso. Voy a ver qué puedo encontrar en la actualidad.

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  9. Adrian, I love the look of these birds. They are stunners. The lighting makes them stand out. Beautiful!

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    1. Chris they are all plentiful here but I don't mind whether they are common or not.

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  10. Hopefully an ostrich will arrive to chew on your fat balls.

    Lovely pictures once more.

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    1. YP, a penguin is definitely on the cards.

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  11. A fine selection of visitors. Great to see the Ltt's visiting the fat balls. Quick question do you leave the food out overnight?

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    1. Douglas, I'll have to check the LTT photos as this one has an orange eyelid. Maybe they all do.
      Yes I leave the feeders out. Sometimes squirrels trash them but I think they are sleeping at the moment.

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  12. But why not the Long-tailed Tit, its the best Adrian.

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    1. Bob, I love Long Tailed Tits I just prefer to see them off the feeders.

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  13. Watch out for ostriches, and congratulations on these very fine shots!

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    1. Bill, I 'll keep a wary eye out.

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  14. A great selection. The perch idea is working well.

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    1. John, there are a few more to get here, Dunnock, Greenfinch and Crested Tit. There was a female Snow Bunting on the car park yesterday afternoon. That would be cause for celebration.

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  15. Your twig worked very well for a perch. You got some excellent bird photos.

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    1. Red, it is a bit close to the window but is working fine.

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  16. The twig is such a great idea for the van and thee shots are great. Now I am hoping for more images of Crested Tit and Crossbill

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    1. Margaret I'll do my best but it is raining and foggy here.

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  17. Brilliant photos, but I won't ask how you managed to take them as I'm sure I wouldn't understand the answer.

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    1. Frances, I bet you do I pressed the button.

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  18. For flat light, they look pretty warm and lovely to me.

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    1. Hilary, it is very murky weather but the sun almost shone yesterday.

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