After the struggle on Tuesday to photograph the Night Heron in Kenidjack, either the same bird relocated, or a second turned up at Polgigga. The photographic opportunity was outstanding, initially there were a few birders around, but at the end of the afternoon it was, me, Lisa and Dave Chapman photographing this stunning full adult in superb light.
All work and no play makes Sam a dull boy, so I left work at half past four today to connect with the Night Heron located in Kenidjack Valley, approximately a mile from my home. All the reports said it was showing well but unfortunately it had been flushed earlier and was now situated in the deep narrow section of the valley. Photography was a challenge (excuses) balancing the camera and try pod in a Ivy bush right on the precipice, with poor light and mist I managed to capture this record shot.
Sam and Lisa are keen photographers with a particular interest in birds and wildlife in Cornwall. We have always been interested in photography but the improvements to digital cameras have renewed our interest. We hope you will enjoy viewing our photo blog!
Our equipment is as follows: I shoot with a Nikon D300 and D800e Camera and my lenses are a 300mm F/2.8 VR, 2.0 x Nikon Teleconverter,300 to 800mm Sigma Zoom and an 18 -200mm Nikon Zoom. Lisa has a Nikon D90 with HD Video capabilities and the 18-105mm Nikon Zoom. She also commandeers my lenses when needed! I shoot always in RAW format....