16 November 2014

A dark Sunday in November



After some snow last night the forest at Onuma was full of birds..............




It was a bit dark though: these shots are all ISO1600 or above.

A Varied Tit joined the tame Nuthatches and Marsh Tits.






This one is ISO 3200.............


Not especially great photos or anything but I almost never used my old 7D above ISO800.

Other species around included 3 species of woodpecker, 5 species of tit and several Treecreepers.............a very tricky bird to photograph (well it is for me anyway). I tried several bursts and got a couple of reasonable ones (well better than any ones I'd managed before).



At Sawara we spent an hour or so hoping the Gyrfalcon would make its much hoped for reappearance. No sign of it alas but I did see a lone Snow Bunting, only my 3rd sighting in Japan. Offshore were lots of Black Legged Kittiwake and at Kamiiso this morning I got my first Brent Geese of the year too................

7 comments:

  1. The images certainly show that higher ISOs aren't a problem.

    I remember Varied Tits from our last visit to Japan - one of my favourites!

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Yes...................it looks like ISO1600 may be as useable as 800 was on the original 7D. Not perfect, but useable.

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  2. Varied Tit, must one of the best of this family…glad the 7D 2 is working out well

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    1. Hi John, yes I agree it is right up there near the top of the tit/chickadee beauty ranking table.....................

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  3. Not just you, treecreepers are really tough. So fast, often high above you, and usually facing into the treetrunk.

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