21 July 2014

North Hokkaido Trip 2014 #4







I went back to the tame Siberian Rubythroat when the light was a little less harsh..............




I even made a short video...................the blue in the background in the video (and almost all the photos) is the sea by the way..............



It was a little bright, I should have used a ND filter (which I don't have but anyway).

Definitely the bird of the trip...................








It was nice to find a non skulking individual that didn't fly off as soon as eye contact was established.........................






I only ever see this species on passage near Hakodate, usually in early October and they are not easy to photograph (or even see).




11 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the video, and would never have guessed that was the sea and not the sky. Some really good images there. I reckon a polariser might have been good too if they come in that size,

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    1. Actually you can use drop-in filters, perhaps I should consider one for videos.................

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  2. Hey, been a while - I must catch up with your blog! (And mine, ugh). You might like to know I saw a red kite just east of Preston this month (and a kingfisher, less surprising, but my first ever), and a cuckoo of all things near Lytham St Annes - rather pleased with those! :) (Apologies if this is duplicated - feel free to delete this one)

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    1. Red Kite is still missing from my UK list...........................

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    2. You're much more likely to see them nowadays. I know people down south who see them every day (lucky so and sos). They seem to be spreading...

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  3. Wow amazing series of rubythroat shots, Stu!

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    1. Thanks Ayuwat, this one performed nicely for sure....................

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  4. What a luxury, having so much light you need an ND filter…. great shots of a great bird.

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    1. Hi John, yes I never really thought I'd have too much light with a 500mm lens...................

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