Ice Trek (17th Feb 2010)

Ice Trek
Ice Trek

Sometimes the swans on Gaddon Loch got lucky and someone would feed them.  Here they are trekking back from the edge to one of the holes in the ice.  There was a lot of goose and swan poo on the ice and I cloned some of it out.

Flickr photopage

  • Aperture :ƒ/8
  • Camera :E-510
  • Taken :17 February, 2010
  • Focal length :300mm
  • ISO :400
  • Shutter speed :1/1250s

Mute Swan Preening (17th Sep 2009)

Mute Swan Preening
Mute Swan Preening

Also taken at Birnie Loch with my new lens.  I think this is a cob (male) swan, and he was busy preening and not concerned about me taking photos of him.

This was taken in the late afternoon, but mute swans do have warm colours in their neck feathers – just not quite was warm as here!

Flickr Photopage

  • Aperture :ƒ/5.6
  • Camera :E-510
  • Taken :17 September, 2009
  • Focal length :300mm
  • ISO :200
  • Shutter speed :1/3200s

Bullrushes (7th Mar 2005)

I had seen illustrations of bullrushes, all done once the ‘fluff’ had left the seed head.  Seeing the real thing for the first time was a pleasure, especially since the ‘fluff’ was still there and the background water so smooth.  This was taken at the small nature reserve at Birnie and Gaddon Lochs, which are near Collessie.

  • Aperture :ƒ/4.5
  • Camera :Canon PowerShot A70
  • Focal length :13.4375mm
  • Shutter speed :1/500s