I know its been months since I’ve uploaded anything… I’ve been really busy this year and haven’t had much time for photography unfortunately, however now that the year is coming to an end and I have more free time, I am starting to get out and about more!
This blog post is mainly about a shoot last Friday with fellow young Wildlife Photographer Gideon Knight.
Gideon kindly invited me to his local patch to photograph Grey Wagtails, he has been following a pair at his local patch for some time now and has got to know their behavior well… He has got some brilliant images of them too! On the way to the area in which Gideon photographs the Grey Wagtails, he showed me a couple of other spots that he photographs other wildlife at, including a lake in where he has photographed Grey Heron before.
It was at this point I got my first Images of a Grey Heron perched on the other side of the lake…
Next we headed to a bird feeding station which had more rats and squirrels than birds! As much as people are somewhat disgusted by rats, they were hard to resist photographing… They are incredibly adventurous creatures and I managed to shoot a couple of images which I was happy with!
I also managed to get some nice shots of a squirrel…
Then we went down to the canal where Gideon photographs the Wagtails! We immediately saw one, but it flew away as soon as it saw us! We settled down and waited for the Wagtail to return and after a few minutes we spotted the other one but it was too far away to photograph. We spend a few hours trying to photograph them and in the end I came out with a few photographs I was happy with!
Lastly before I left I managed to get a couple more shots which I thought were nice…
It was a brilliant morning, so a big thanks to Gideon for inviting me over!
So… whats next for me?
Over the Christmas holidays I will be photographing the local Urban Foxes, and I will be filming them for a video I am currently shooting. Towards the end of the holidays I will be visiting the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, in the hope of photographing some time-lapse sequences! I am also going to be writing a few reviews so be sure to look out for those after Christmas!
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Thanks for reading!