Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sparrowhawk

By the time I'd got the camera I could only get this rather poor photograph of  'our' sparrowhawk sitting on the bird bath. A few minutes earlier and I could have got one of her staring straight at me.

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  1. Not bad for a rush job. They don't usually sit too long anywhere.

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    1. Hi Alan

      After I took this, I moved to get another shot from a window which didn't have the sun streaming through it but she flew off.

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  2. You did well to get any kind of picture of a sparrowhawk; they usually detect even the smallest movement and move off.

    Have you ever tried photographing long-tailed tits? I swear they know what they're doing and just take the mickey.

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    1. If I'd picked up the camera as soon as Lyyne shouted that the sparrowhawk was on the bird bath, I'd have got a much better shot. No, never tried photographing long-tailed tits. Our regular blackbirds are easy though!

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    2. They're never still, the long-tailers; I've taken loads of shots of them on our feeders and never really got even a satisfactory one.

      Part of the problem is me not being a very good photographer of course; that and never being quite ready with the camera to hand and the batteries charged.

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    3. The batteries are always charged but I can identify with the other shortcomings.

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    1. Hi Carl

      Thanks, but I could kick myself for not being quicker off the mark. I've photographed her twice before with similar results. One of those days........

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  4. I have played with your pic using Photoshop - see the revised version on my blog: conradwalks.blogspot.com

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