Tag Archives: Canon 40D

Hawfinched

After trying and failing last weekend I was back at Rutland Water this morning. As I pulled into the car park at Egleton at 08.30 I could see Roger Davis, Dave Scott and Rod Baker amongst others scoping and photographing the trees above the toilet block. Result! The Hawfinch was there, problem as the light and as the light got better the Hawfinch moved further back before vanishing completely. Oh well, I think my digiscoped and iPhone shots came out best but see what you think.

The first two digiscoped.

Hawfinch

Hawfinch

Hawfinch

Hawfinch

These next two were shot on the Canon 40D and processed in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop. They’re pretty heavy crops as well…

Hawfinch

Hawfinch

Hawfinch

Hawfinch

This last one was taken on the iPhone 4S using Kowa’s excellent TSN-IP4S adaptor through a Kowa 883 Spotting Scope with the 30x WW lens. I’m well chuffed with the quality.

Hawfinch

Hawfinch

Finally a bit of HD video again taken on the iPhone with Kowa TSN-IP4S and using the FiLMiC Pro app.

 

 

 

 

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Waxwings

I guess we can all get a bit blasé about the Waxwing invasion but seriously, I just don’t tire of seeing and hearing Waxwings. To me they are a fantastic bird and all the better n a crisp winter’s day… enjoy them while you can!

Waxwing

Waxwing

Oops!

Oops!

Waxwing

Waxwing

Waxwing

Waxwing

This last one I’m not ashamed to repeat in a pop art style.

Waxwing

Waxwing

 

 

 

 

 

RAW, huh, yeah What is it good for?

Well photography. Inspired by Andy Mackay and Chris Lythall I have been experimenting with shooting in RAW as well as jpeg. DON’T USE THE RAW AND JPEG SETTING ON YOUR CAMERA – do each seperately. Currently I toggle between the two and seperate them when I drop images on the computer.

I’ve messed around with Photoshop and now the DPP program that comes with my 40D. Below is the first image I’ve processed using RAW so there is still plenty to learn. it’s also a bit more of a faff saving images etc but hopefully as I get more used to the format things will improve.

White-faced Darter, Whixall Moss, 28 June 2009

White-faced Darter, Whixall Moss, 28 June 2009