The hills have eyes...

Posted on 5 May 2018, 21:16

...And beaks, and feathers, and whatnot…

A good day, today – up and around the valleys under Cheviot with my photography buddy Mark Mowbray.

Not much more to say than that, really: birds everywhere – migrant usual suspects a-plenty, although we were too early for the Spotted flycatchers we normally spend with up there – but I broke both my Dipper and Red-legged partridge... errr… ducks.

And – news flash! – the weather was glorious for once. No moaning about lack of light today.

There now follows a small sample:


Song thrush, Ingram Valley


Dipper, Hartope Valley


Wheatear, Harthope Valley


Wheatear, Harthope Valley


Red grouse, Harthope Valley


Red grouse, Harthope Valley


Dipper, Harthope Valley


Red-legged partridge, Harthope valley


Red-legged partridge, Harthope valley

7D Mk II, 500mm f/4 Mk II + 1.4x, handheld.

I’m a bit miffed by the return of the Affinity Photo “pixel-wide white line across the bottom” export bug on some of these – I thought I’d figured out how to avoid it – but apparently not…



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