Friday, 27 May 2011

RSPB Old Moor

Had a lovely day at RSPB Old Moor today, gave Debbie's new camera another test drive, this time with wild birds. I did drift into digital zoom a couple of times just to see how badly that affects the image quality and yes it does, badly! But then who needs more than 35x optical zoom, OK, it might be nice but the camera would have to be set in concrete to keep it still enough!

Highlights of the day were a Pintail showing nicely on Wath Ings and all the Swifts and House Martins flying around the reed bed side of the reserve.

Common Blue Butterfly
Common Blue Butterfly

Pintail
Pintail

Pintail
Pintail

Pintail
Pintail

Little Grebe
Little Grebe

Redshank
Redshank

Tufted Duck
Tufted Duck

Canada Geese
Canada Geese

Swift
Swift

Pigeon or Dove
Not sure if this is a Pigeon or some kind of Dove

The Swift and Little Grebe were taken with Debbie's Canon 1000d and 70-300 lens, we swapped cameras half way round and it shows how good the SX30IS is when I've hardly kept any taken with the DSLR.