Sunday, 19 April 2009
To start with I concentrated on the gannets. These large, elegant birds are relatively easy to photograph, They're not shy and they enjoy gliding sedately on the wind. Despite the lack of quality light I was able to get a number of decent shots including this one:
After that I moved on to more elusive targets. As well as gannets, there are razorbills and guillemots a-plenty at Bempton. Being smaller and faster they are, however, somewhat harder to catch on the wing. This was not helped by the fact that my recently bought 1D MkII has developed a rather frustrating fault and I'm temporarily back on the 20D whilst Canon take a look at it. I spent a long time at the top of the cliffs trying to get my camera to focus on the razorbills as they zipped by. More often than not I failed. However, I did make a few shots and of them this one was the most pleasing.