LATEST IMAGES - JULY1
Having had the 1D Mark11 repaired we were keen to try it out so, on one of the hottest days of the year so far, we set out for Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire. Surprisingly there was very little wind and the day just got hotter and hotter resulting in some sun burn but the camera worked well. We had taken many Puffin shots in the Shetlands but were disappointed with the ability of the 20D to track them in flight so we spent much time at the Wick, along with many other photographers, on Puffin flight shots. Unfortunately the light is not at its best during the time day visitors are on the Island but we did manage a few reasonable images.
PUFFIN COMING IN TO LAND
Just as the light was improving we had to go back to the landing stage for the boat back but it was running late so we had time to try some more flight shots from the steps. The Razorbills which frequent the rocks near the steps were particularly active and many pixels were 'wasted' on them as they came in to land. The tracking and speed of the 1D Mark11 did enable us to get some usable images of the Razorbills.
RAZORBILL COMING IN TO LAND
As well as the Puffins and Razorbills a few Guillemots were still flying about and one did come close enough for a flight shot.
GUILLEMOT IN FLIGHT