Friday, 20 January 2017

Common snipe

 I'm always on about the lack of something to photograph. After a morning trip to the hospital for Jacque I took the opportunity to take my afternoon walk. I took a little rest by the pond when out of the blue this little head popped up. A common snipe.
 Shortly another appeared and I had a pair of common snipe. I tried for a long time to get the pair in the same shot but no such luck.
I waited but they never came together. All of a sudden they both took flight. Putting my camera down I saw the reason why the local peregrine had appeared on scene. Too quick for my long lens and all was gone.
Snipe are difficult to photograph because they tend to hide in the reeds and long grass and the light was not up to much.

1 comment:

  1. You have captured an interesting bird here. You could join some photo memes to share your photos with more bloggers. I have a list of them on my blog, if you're interested.


Mike Attwood - Photographer

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Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.