Sunday, 4 March 2012

A Northern Winter Part Two: Crested Tit

An afternoon in Scotland was spent photographing Crested Tits at a feeding site that this winter has around 4 pairs frequenting peanuts on a regular basis. The birds clearly aren't as desperate for food as they may have been if the winter was alot harsher but they are still keen to take advantage of free food and during the afternoon we had many visits by these wee smart birds.

The site is excellent as you can alter perches and encourage the birds to land in various places, this type of photography has its good and bad points, for a first time in Scotland and only a very short time it was essential to firstly guarantee seeing these birds and secondly to have they popping up in front of you exactly where you are pointing your camera to maximise the chances of nailing some decent shots. I do prefer environmental photography and obviously capturing these birds moving around some foliage would have been a fun challenge but realistically such small birds are probably best being encouraged to nice perches and after looking at my shots i do like them alot, i would definitely take this opportunity again and would go back with new ideas to capture the birds in different ways. Enjoy the images...






4 comments:

  1. Great set of a gorgeous bird Ben

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  2. What a bird and it is, excellent photography. Beautiful set of images.

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  3. Thanks guys, appreciate you looking and commenting!

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